The pharma company Novartis recalled the popular product Excedrin Migraine, along with Bufferin, No-Doz, and Gas-X because of quality control issues in January of this year.
However, some people are desperate to get Excedrin Migraine pills and are paying anywhere from $100 to $300 on Amazon.com, reports CBS Pittsburgh.
There’s no indication when products will be back on the shelf or if another plant will take over production.
Paula Horn at the Allegheny General Hospital pharmacy said: “Novartis, the manufacturer of Excedrin, has opted to completely shut down production to aid in more quickly updating some of their facilities.”
Dr. Andrea Synowiec, a neurologist at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, said “For patients that find that this is what relieves their headache, they’re willing to pay the extra amount of money to get the headache relief and to be able to function daily.”
In the meantime, it is possible to make substitutions. Some people have switched to a generic products or used prescription medicine.