Enabling (by paying the Delhi distributor directly for x no. of kits in INR) RR to get EXACTLY what they have been using from the same vendor is the smartest thing.
PS: Just find out if it is ACS/+ or the NSN grade.
For LONG term:
1) If it is ACS+ then its "OTC".
Z-Medica Corp. received 510(k) clearance to market QuikClot® over the counter. (Non-prescriptive) in March of 2002. The 510(k) number is k013390.
Which means its like taking back "BenGay Extra Strength Pain Balm" for my Ammachi. Only thing is that I am taking back $2600 worth of it.
If it is NSN then you need find out if it is also covered as a 510(k). Then its like giving my ammachi a pair of US Army Surplus trousers worth $3000. But I need MIL clearance to get it.
2) Do the math:
Cost of US bought products + Shipping Costs + Customs Duty if any >= $72.80* then go back to original plan.
Where am I getting $72.80? INR 3640/50.00=$72.80
*This is assuming the time and effort required to coordinate all this is assumed to be nil.
PS: Am I the only person seeing the Irony of this thread? Since this thread/news started on March 29th, about 120 jingos have (till this post) have given their opinions and over 2K have read it and yet there is no QuickClot in RR hands? And we re just a bunch of individuals with PayPal/Cash and broadband internet at hand and still no QuickClot in 13 days. But we are IT-Vity/PhD/Latte Drinking NRI types......we poo pooh the babucracy and other such ineptitude cocksure that we can "make things happen" and yet no QuickClot.