2000 percent more expensive

 

To the Editor:

My daughter’s broken toe brought us to the emergency room in November. I recently received the final invoice. Why the cost of ibuprofen in a hospital setting would be over 2,000 percent  greater than the retail cost, I don’t understand. One 600 mg pill in the hospital was $28.79. In BJ’s you can purchase a bottle of 300 pills, each being 200 mg, for $12.25. My suggestion, the hospital should buy its OTC medicines at BJ’s.

Robert W. Herman

West Tisbury