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Canada possibly stockpiling Iodine pills?

 
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Canada possibly stockpiling Iodine pills?
So my sister is in BC, and as you know there is no supply there at all, so I decided to look around for her (I'm in the GTA) I called 3 major chain pharmacies and two of them told me the same thing. (Shoppers drug mart btw)

The pharmacist at a Mississauga location told me they don't usually stock it but have been getting calls and so she called her supplier to request some and was told it is "not available" her supplier told her Health Canada had put a stay on supplies.

Another location not far from that one told me that it is not available at all and that a new pill will be avail in April (I'm on the phone thinking WTF April?? lol)

So I cannot document this for you unless you call them yourself or something but really really strange.
One location had a few bottles of topical Iodine so I bought those and will send them to my sister as I don't think we are going to need them here in Toronto.

Has anyone else here in the GTA been told similar things? if Canada is stockpiling it is it for us? or do you think they would be sending supplies to Japan?
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Shit nobody???
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Canada possibly stockpiling maple syrup?
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But seriously they might be worried that people will eat them without any reason and get sick from that rather then radiation.
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But seriously they might be worried that people will eat them without any reason and get sick from that rather then radiation.
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I hardly doubt they are worried about some idiots getting stomach aches and the shits. I'm glad I was able to get mine in time. There were only two bottles left when I finally found some in rural North Dakota. Even rural ND is being sold out its crazy.
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Whatever the " new pill" is, don't take it!
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My buddy in florida went into a walgreens or cvs, I forgot which one, and he asked the pharmacist for iodine tincture and she was snotty and said I know why you want that, if you need it the government will provide it to you.
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here's a true conspiracy theorist's assessment - maybe they won't be available till april because they need time to put together iodine remedies that actually contain either:

rfd chip - for keeping tabs on us
toxic element/substance - for mass culling of the herd

all under the guise of 'keeping us safe', and of course, we'll be lining up/begging for it.

how's that for a theory. and, by the way, i'm from vancouver island, and your sister's not kidding - very little if any, iodine or thyroshield still available.

not trying to make light of the issue, just saying that it seems slightly suspicious to me that the gov't is supposedly stockpiling it...my question is, why and for what purpose??
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I bought some about fifteen years ago. $50 for a small bottle. I still have them even though they have expired by ten years. I would still use them if need be. Op, kelp and other types of sea weed are suppose to be very effective against radiation.
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Re: Canada possibly stockpiling Iodine pills?
But seriously they might be worried that people will eat them without any reason and get sick from that rather then radiation.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1298952




I hardly doubt they are worried about some idiots getting stomach aches and the shits. I'm glad I was able to get mine in time. There were only two bottles left when I finally found some in rural North Dakota. Even rural ND is being sold out its crazy.
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Yeah I was able to get a few bottles of tincture and Betadinel

Whatever the " new pill" is, don't take it!
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I thought the same thing!!

My buddy in florida went into a walgreens or cvs, I forgot which one, and he asked the pharmacist for iodine tincture and she was snotty and said I know why you want that, if you need it the government will provide it to you.
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This was how I felt as well, until I found a very kind pharmacist.

here's a true conspiracy theorist's assessment - maybe they won't be available till april because they need time to put together iodine remedies that actually contain either:

rfd chip - for keeping tabs on us
toxic element/substance - for mass culling of the herd

all under the guise of 'keeping us safe', and of course, we'll be lining up/begging for it.

how's that for a theory. and, by the way, i'm from vancouver island, and your sister's not kidding - very little if any, iodine or thyroshield still available.

not trying to make light of the issue, just saying that it seems slightly suspicious to me that the gov't is supposedly stockpiling it...my question is, why and for what purpose??
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I know, I think the same thing, and I agree Vancouver has nothing!
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Canada possibly stockpiling maple syrup?
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Started to tap the trees today.
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Re: Canada possibly stockpiling Iodine pills?
I bought some about fifteen years ago. $50 for a small bottle. I still have them even though they have expired by ten years. I would still use them if need be. Op, kelp and other types of sea weed are suppose to be very effective against radiation.
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Yeah, I bought 4 bottles in 2005 that are very likely expired by now. I've kept two of them in each of two bug-out bags that I have; one in the car, one in the house. The ones in the car have been exposed to freezing cold and extreme heat from the weather. Anyone have a guess what that might do to potassium iodide pills?
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I just want to expand on this a bit, when I finally dealt with the pharmacy I did, I had a lovely lady pharmacist who I found out is from Poland, she told my husband that when Chernobyl happened they used the same stuff, and she also asked us for the current dosing info applied to skin as she was not very up on her info and had several people calling daily.

Compare this to other locations I called who were snide and said they had nothing.

ugh
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I bought some about fifteen years ago. $50 for a small bottle. I still have them even though they have expired by ten years. I would still use them if need be. Op, kelp and other types of sea weed are suppose to be very effective against radiation.
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Yeah, I bought 4 bottles in 2005 that are very likely expired by now. I've kept two of them in each of two bug-out bags that I have; one in the car, one in the house. The ones in the car have been exposed to freezing cold and extreme heat from the weather. Anyone have a guess what that might do to potassium iodide pills?
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I believe they have to get pretty old before it matters at all...KI stores very well...even if they are affected...I am pretty sure they just become less water soluble and not less active...so you might want to bust the tabs up some before you take them...but that'd be about it...please check before leaping though...
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Re: Canada possibly stockpiling Iodine pills?
But seriously they might be worried that people will eat them without any reason and get sick from that rather then radiation.
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That's exactly what they were reporting on the local news. Pharmacists were advised not to dispense OTC. There is real concern people are in panic mode and do not know how or when to take it properly. There are side effects!

Eat a bunch of kelp and miso soup. No conspiracy here. Move along folks.
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Re: Canada possibly stockpiling Iodine pills?
Islander where are you located?
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Islander where are you located?
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Vancouver Island
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its 4 surivors
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plenty in australia
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Islander where are you located?
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Vancouver Island
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My family is in Surrey, very worried.
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Im in Van and found some in Richmond,they had lots at the one place I went to.
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Islander where are you located?
 Quoting: Nic


Vancouver Island
 Quoting: Islander


My family is in Surrey, very worried.
 Quoting: Nic


Maybe this will help?:
[link to www.timescolonist.com]

Plus I saw our local news do a segment on radiation. They had a Geiger counter and went around to different objects and explained what's considered normal background radiation.

I think for us on the west coast is being prepared in other ways. Duct tape and plastic sheeting to protect our doors and windows if necessary. Being stocked up food and water wise.

Pills? Meh. Eat a detoxifying diet. I think this whole pill thing has gotten way out of hand. jmho
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Canada possibly stockpiling maple syrup?
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okay "dingo"
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This is the stupidest thing I have read all month.

You people need to calm the fuck down.


Thanks for the laugh.
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Shit nobody???
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Early last week I called everywhere and I'm from Alberta. No one had it stock. It was like they had no idea what the stuff even was. Sheeple at it's best but then again no one expected to have a jetstream of radiation coming our way neither.
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Click the link below. It'll not make you experts on radiation, but it should make you all less fucking stupid.

[link to xkcd.com]
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Re: Canada possibly stockpiling Iodine pills?
now, how do you all really feel about the timing of the comentaries, and the reality?

bit strange now after the fact to have been lead as far as they did ie: nuke experts and the all is well rhetoric...
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Re: Canada possibly stockpiling Iodine pills?
I bought some about fifteen years ago. $50 for a small bottle. I still have them even though they have expired by ten years. I would still use them if need be. Op, kelp and other types of sea weed are suppose to be very effective against radiation.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1276620

1rof1
look again. You may see 50 cents,
but not $50.00.
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Re: Canada possibly stockpiling Iodine pills?
Did I miss something on the news about this?
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Re: Canada possibly stockpiling Iodine pills?
We should too considering N Korea's threats to annhile with Nukes this week. Good reminder, probably will forget though after I close this thread. Shit...

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