I am a little righteously indignated this morning ( if thats even a word.). If you are involved in the world of pharmacy you know that drug shortages and back orders are more commonplace than they used to be. I never have an answer for this. We are the USA after all. This isnt Berzerkistan. Over the last few months Doxycycline has been in ever shorter and shorter supply and eventually I ran out of all Doxy Hyclate 50 and 100mg tabs and caps. This is pretty huge because we use a lot of that med on a daily basis.
If we have found it at a competitor, we have sent it there, and likewise, they have sent to us if we happened to have scored a bottle. Last Friday and yesterday we got out first real shipment in: 2 bottles from Mutual Pharmaceuticals and 1 from Westward…..at $2300 and 2000 apiece for a bottle of 500. WHAAAAT??? This is a cheap product that used to be under 50 bucks for the 500ct.
Can you say PRICE GOUGING ?
I dare you to respond…any of you in the industry! I point my finger to your overstuffed shirt, and accuse you of collusion, price fixing, price gouging…whatever. You have no ethics whatsoever.
I havent opened any of these bottles and in my opinion they dont exist. I tried to refill ( and bill) a rx to an insurance for this and when I sent my cost of 139.00 for 60 tabs, it came back with a reimbursement of 5.28. NOPE. not gonna happen.
I hate you Mutual and Westward. you are a used kleenex in my mind.