This post is probably going to come off sounding like a “I remember when…” old man post or something to that effect, but it’s more about the rapid change in price due to external factors.Several years ago, when I became and adult and need to buy over counter medicines for myself due to not having a stockpile some where, the cost of cough medicines seemed fair to me with the little red pseudoephedrine tablets that seemed to cost $4-$6 for a box of 48 or some larger number than you could possibly use for one sickness and they worked like a dream.
Several years later, after the little magic pills now require a photo id and other information so they can try to keep tabs on whether you are making meth with it, several other products have entered the market. One of the man ones that seems to bother me the most is the Mucinex brand which seems to make a pill for any and every symptom. Every box of their pills seems to run $15 or more for the same amount of pills I would have bought pseudoephedrine for. Sure they should need to charge a lot more because they are constantly advertising anywhere and everywhere right? The weird part of the situation seems that they have seemed to pull the purchase price of all other over the counter the medicines with them driving up Robitussin to the $9-10 range.
Am I the only one that has noticed this massive price increase or is this a responsible jump in prices due to inflation? Do these things actually cost more or am I simply shopping at the wrong place?