• ‘Opportunistic greed': ID groups criticize Nostrum for nitrofurantoin price spike

    3 days ago - By Healio

    The Infectious Diseases Society of America and HIV Medicine Association strongly criticized Nostrum Laboratories Inc. today for quadrupling the price of the antibiotic nitrofurantoin from approximately $500 to more than $2,300 per bottle, saying it was unethical, irresponsible and unnecessary.
    Nostrum is the only manufacturer of the liquid formulation of nitrofurantoin and “costs pennies to produce,” the groups said in a statement. They compared the price hike to raising the price of bottled water during a hurricane.
    “To more than quadruple the price of an antibiotic drug
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