In article <19980330181718.17513.qmail at nym.alias.net>,
Karen Wong <karen_wong at nym.alias.net> wrote:
>I would like to know a commercial source for colchicinein in USA/California-- I am not too
>fond of the idea of buying the bulbs, cultivating them, and making my
>own. Mushy Mess
>>I will, though, if I have to. PLEASE help-- there must be some suppliers somewhere.
>>Thanks in advance.
>>PS Yes I know its dangerous. I have worked with it in a lab, but I have no access to lab sources anymore.
Most scientific supply companies won't sell it to you unless you appear to
be a school or company. You could ask a high school teacher to order some
for you from Sigma or another company.
If you are on good terms with a medical doctor, you might ask him/her to
write a prescription for a few tablets. Colchicine is still used to treat
gout. You can look in the PDR (Physician's Desk Reference - available at
libraries) for info on forms in which it is manufactured.