Scott... so are you talking about OTC  VSL#3  or the medical probiotic meaning it can only be obtained with a prescription and it only comes in Double Strength? 

I am referring to: VSL#3 DS and it only comes in powder form with a written prescription from my Gastroenterologist. 


Janie, my insurance company covers VSL #3 DS, but it has become hard to find. I believe that both the prescription and OTC strengths are affected by the Visbiome litigation. I’d like to persuade my insurance company to cover Visbiome, but it took me a year to get them to cover VSL, so I’m not optimistic.

This is interesting. I remember back in 2016ish when VSL#3 changed the formula to remove dairy they were touting that as a breakthrough so that people with daily issues (like me) could tolerate the new formula VS the old one that had dairy, see:

Now reading further it sounds like this was just a way to try to get around patents and such, and also the amount of dairy in the old formula (which is the Visbiome formula) is so minute that most people could probably tolerate it anyway. I have a mental block with it though, knowing that dairy is in there, it makes me think it is going to give me problems. I should try it again just to see how I do with it. 


Wow. So when is the class action lawsuit? I've spent thousands of dollars on VSL since 2016 thinking I was getting the original formula. Guess I'll be switching to Visbiome. Meanwhile I have fridge full of VSL packets from my last order before they shut the online store.

There probably won’t be a class action lawsuit. The damage from the knockoff formula doesn’t appear to be significant (if there’s any damage at all), and I think it might be pretty hard to pull together a sizable class. The company may not have much money left after the Visbiome verdict. Maybe CT Barrister could get the jury to gasp in horror, though. 

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