In the US, there are some strict requirements that allow medi- cations to be imported for personal use. If these don’t apply then there is the potential for a penalty of up to one year’s im- prisonment and a $1,000 fine to be imposed. Although, in say- ing that, so long as the supply is a small amount for personal use then US Customs officers seem to allow the medication to be imported.
How does Amitriptyline score on the RP test?
Reports of failure using this regime are rare, and it rates 8/10 for Reliability. The time before sleep occurs is longer than with the barbiturates and this can cause anxiety. Peacefulness (7/10).
In the minor categories: Availability 3/5. It can sometimes be a difficult drug to acquire. Preparation is more complicated than with other ingestibles (Pr=3/5). The drug is undetectable - un- less there is an autopsy.
There is nothing about the death that suggests the use of this drug - the person looks as though they have died of a cardiac arrest (which they have - D=3/5).
The process is however slow (Sp=2/5) and the drug has a mod- erate shelf life (St=3/5). The drug presents no risk to others (Sa=5/5).