Just FYI, as a former Army medic and then civilian medical lab technician, the reason they would not let him take pills out of a multi-day container is that, especially in an emergency situation, there is no time to look up the photo of an unlabeled pill in the PDR (physician's desk reference) to make sure it is what the patient says it is. There is too much risk of taking the wrong pill involved. Therefore, to be on the safe side, you are allowed only what is clearly identified. Some hospitals will not even allow properly labeled meds to be brought in by patients, to protect themselves from lawsuits in case something goes wrong.
I agree that $427 is way over kill, but unfortunately you are a captive audience while an inpatient, so they can charge you whatever they want. When I had angioplasty some 16 years ago, I can never forget that they charged me $60 per pill in the hosp for the same ones that cost 5 cents each OTC at the pharmacy after I was discharged.
But life goes on . . . . . .
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