Danville, VA - The number one antibiotic used to treat Lyme Disease is in short supply across the country, and now prices for Doxycycline used for people and animals have skyrocketed.
Some reports say the discontinuation of the product by two major manufacturers is to blame. Others say it's a lack of raw materials needed to make the drug.
Until the shortage is over, folks may be in for a surprise at the cash register.
"We used to get a prescription for about twenty dollars. It's over two hundred dollars now for a prescription, " said Veterinarian Jeff Smith.