Hot melt extrusion is utilized in pharmaceutical solid oral dose processing to enable delivery of drugs with poor solubility and bioavailability. Hot melt extrusion has been shown to molecularly disperse poorly soluble drugs in a polymer carrier increasing dissolution rates and bioavailability. The process involves the application of heat, pressure and agitation to mix materials together and ‘extrude’ them through a die. Twin-screw high shear extruders blend materials and simultaneously break up extruded particles can then be blended and compressed into tablets or filled into capsules. 
About 3 months ago I was taking doxycycline for about a week and stopped because I started getting a lot of stomach problems. About a week after I started getting severe heartburn, so bad I actually went to the hospital because I wasn’t sure what was going on. Of course they put me on Omeprazole (Prilosec), I took it for about 3 months and am now trying to cure my heartburn naturally by eating paleo and supplementing with Betaine with every meal. My heartburn is no where near as bad as it was but I am still experiencing it pretty regularly, I am wondering if it is going to take some time for possibly the bacteria overgrowth to die off somewhat before I stop getting heartburn. Am I on the right track here?
Here’s a concept: Stop patronizing shops you know charge women more. However, I doubt the truthfulness of the articles author about the dry cleaner. Regardless, a business should have the right to charge whatever they want for a good or service and the market will dictate what the cost of that good or service will be – not some busy-boy gov’t entity (which always screws up the market and causes prices to rise, NOT fall). If you’re not willing to pay the $, then don’t. Find someone who will do it cheaper, and then the original guy will have to adjust his prices if he wants to keep yours business. If he doesn’t want to keep your business then that’s his business! And possibly his loss – although in this case it may be a blessing in disguise.