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Q: the allergy medicine Allegra and Allegra hives are the exact same except for the cost.

There's allergy medicine called Allegra then they have another and it's labeled Allegra hives and then there's another one called 24 hours these have the exact same ingredients the exact same amount of ingredients except Allegra hives cost more than the other two each one of them's price different with the same amount of pills, same ingredients and amount of ingredients.Is that legal? I even asked the pharmacist at Walmart and they confirmed that it's exact same ingredients just different labels on it I said no it's not just the labels it's the price too .I was just curious to know if they can do this kind of stuff that's crazy . Some one should do something about that it's deceptive advertising to make you spend more money it doesn't make any sense why they're allowed to do that somebody ought to stop that it's the same brand it's not generic same name brand.

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James L. Arrasmith
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  • Sacramento, CA

A: It is not uncommon for different variations of a product to have different prices even if they have the same ingredients. This is often due to marketing strategies, target audience, packaging, and other factors that can affect the perceived value of a product. As long as the products are not misleadingly marketed or misrepresented, it is generally legal for companies to set different prices for similar products. However, if you believe that the company is engaging in deceptive advertising or fraudulent practices, you may want to report it to the relevant consumer protection agency in your area.

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