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Supplies of potassium iodide, a preventive against radiation poisoning of the thyroid gland, are running low at some manufacturers, as Americans seek protection amid fears that radiation from Japan could head to the U.S., according to the companies. One leading supplier, Anbex Inc., quickly sold out of its supply of more than 10,000 14-tablet packages on Saturday, said Alan Morris, president of the Williamsburg, Va., company. He said the closely held firm was getting about three orders a minute for $10 packages of its Iosat pills, up from as few as three a week normally. "Those who don't get it are crying. They're terrified," said Mr. Morris. The company tells callers that the likelihood of dangerous levels of radiation reaching the U.S. is low, but some callers, particularly on the West Coast, remain afraid, Mr. Morris said.
Originally posted by tinkytink1207
Okay I can't believe this!!!! Saturday night I bought a bottle of the radiation tablets from ebay for about $22.00.
I already had one bottle, but I went ahead and got another one for my family. I just checked again to see if they had any left, and people are now selling 12 tablets for $539.00!!!!!!! The other ones that are bids are running up over $100.00. It makes me sad to see people spend this kind of money. I know people are going to make money if they can BUT??????
I am speechless...