WASHINGTON — U.S. health regulators on Tuesday asked makers of popular anti-diarrhea drugs to sell their medications in smaller amounts to make them harder to abuse.

The request comes amid a spike in overdoses from large doses of the over-the-counter drugs, which contain a small amount of an opioid.

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  • The price for this drug has almost doubled because some fool want to get high. It is not fair to the people who needs these drugs. I used to buy the larger amounts because it saved me money. I can see putting them behind the counter buy give up the prices we were playing before.

    • Agreed. Finally found something that allows me to live a normal daily life and now I can’t get it.

  • This is so dumb this is another way big brother aka the government who is the one providing all that dope trying to control how you shit now

  • I have had several major abdominal surgeries that have left me with chronic diarrhea. I take usually three loperamide tablets daily, and occasionally more, to control the diarrhea. Removing the pills from presumably child proof blister packs is not a realistic option. Are there any alternatives for people like me?

    • Have you had you terminal ileum removed? If so, are you taking a bile acid sequestrant to combat bile acid malabsorption?

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