To reply to the original question - yes I am appalled at the increase in cost. Even the imodium without the simethicone has increased this much. My insurance won't pay for loperamide anymore and the generic imodium has increased. When you take 6-7 per day you go thru 200 quickly.
I have been getting them from ebay- the Kirkland Cosco brand.
The post about "homeless or living at the poverty level" is nasty. It doesn't help anyone to be judgemental and arrogant.