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Re: Prescription medications in your kit
Too far off the intended topic here to get into a discussion on ethics. Suffice it to say that it's pretty unlikely that a drug is going to be administered aboard a recreational vessel to an unconscious person. Therefore, the infirmed is going to participate in the decision to take the medication. In that case, I don't see much potential for either legal or ethical violations, unless the jurisdiction specifically disallows the circumstance. Indeed there are some jurisdictions that would not permit the use of a narcotic by one other than that to which it was prescribed. However, that liability is upon the infirmed themselves and they may be quite willing to accept it, in the circumstance.
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