It's absolutely insane. It shows how effective fear mongering is. In a rational world, people who are stocking up on Iodine should be mailing them to the Japanese! At least it's better than Iodine bottles sitting in the med cabinet, barely used after the panic has passed.
Though I'm not saying the situation isn't dire or that it won't get worse.
TFO on eBay also stopped selling SSKI . The last time he had something up, it was just a 1 oz bottle for US$15.95.
I think it's clear, "Big Iodine" are the winners here.