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Scott F posted:

So maybe my math is screwy, but $2.78 for 24 pills is 12 cents per pill.  At ten pills per day that’s $1.16 per day, or less than $35/month. So the price has gone up more than it should, kind of like many other drugs, but nothing like the $200 being talked about. And that’s buying them 24 at a time.

Hey Scott, I don't disagree with you but the context matters in our situation. At 7 dollars for 400 pills, I was paying .0175 cents per pill. I take an average of 600mg per month. 24 pills = 48mg. So you are right, 12.5 boxes OTC would run me about 48 bucks a month. 

The problem beyond an unfair price increase is that I cannot go to Costco every 2 days and a box only covers me for 2 days. OTC imodium is now untenable for me and probably the vast majority of people in our situation. I predicted it would be behind the counter in 2017 and now I'm predicting that it will end up in a database system where we get carded and  boxes per month limits will apply. 

I just got off the phone with Costco and 600mg or 300 pills per month with a prescription is 154 dollars. 

I also grabbed the regional managers phone number so I am going to see if I can push a complaint up the chain. It'll probably get nowhere given the DEA's involvement but I'm going to do my best. 


I dug further into Chinese material options and a kilogram can be purchased for about 350 dollars. That would last me around 3 years but I'd have to live my life like a drug dealer and measure/weight my dose on a daily basis I really don't want to go that route. I can just imagine explaining to the police at the airport that my cocaine-looking powder is for chronic diarrhea. LOL 

 

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