Some internet scumbags are trying to profit off the misery of others in the middle of the pandemic — trying to hawk prescription meds on eBay before they get caught.
We found at least 2 listings on eBay for albuterol inhalers, a bronchodilator that relaxes muscles in the airways and increase airflow to the lungs. People who suffer from asthma rely heavily on this device … and it’s available by prescription only.
But, with the mounting cases of COVID-19 across America, albuterol has also been one of the first lines of defense in emergency rooms to combat one of the virus’ main symptoms … respiratory distress. That strategy is increasing demand for albuterol inhalers.
With insurance, the inhalers can cost as little as $5 and between $30-$60 without insurance. But, a couple of fools are clearly trying to gouge the public, listing them on eBay for $122 and $150.
But, there’s one problem … eBay explicitly prohibits the sale of medical devices that require a prescription. We’ve reached out to the site to see if it plans to remove the listings.