eBay’s anti-radiation black market

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Potassium iodide pills protect the thyroid gland from radiation exposure by temporarily stopping the thyroid from functioning. They can’t protect the rest of the body, but that hasn’t stopped consumers worried about radioactive fallout if any of Japan’s nuclear reactors fail from scooping the pills up and clearing them off store shelves. The suggested retail price on a box of 14 tablets is $12.85 - making that $202.50 price an almost 1600% markup. -Matt