Price of Duromine diet pill hard to swallow
Illegal peddlers selling appetite suppressant at sky-high prices online to feed unhealthy demand
Illegal peddlers selling the appetite suppressant Duromine on the Internet have become more brazen in recent years.
Not only are there more of such sellers online, many are also demanding higher prices for the prescription drug.
The Sunday Times found at least 13 who have surfaced on Internet forums over the last year or so. Between 2006 and 2011, there were only about seven active sellers.
One of these unauthorised sellers asked for $400 for 15 pills, or more than $26 per pill - the highest price found for the drug online. The lowest was $4.33 a pill. A patient with a prescription pays between $2.70 and $3.50 per pill, including a GP's consultation fees.