No More Asthma Inhalers For You!

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Do you have asthma?
If you do and you’ve been using over-the-counter inhalers, go to the nearest drugstore and buy as many of those inhalers as you can.
The Obama administration will ban them on December 31, after which you’ll have to use prescription inhalers that will cost $10 to $40 more.
Mark Hemingway writes for The Weekly Standard, Sept 23, 2011:
Asthma patients who rely on over-the-counter inhalers will need to switch to prescription-only alternatives as part of the federal government’s latest attempt to protect the Earth’s atmosphere.
The Food and Drug Administration said Thursday patients who use the epinephrine inhalers to treat mild asthma will need to switch by Dec. 31 to other types that do not contain chlorofluorocarbons, an aerosol substance once found in a variety of spray products.
The action is part of an agreement signed by the U.S. and other nations to stop using substances that deplete the ozone layer, a region in the atmosphere that helps block harmful ultraviolet rays from the Sun.
But the switch to a greener inhaler will cost consumers more. Epinephrine inhalers are available via online retailers for around $20, whereas the alternatives, which contain the drug albuterol, range from $30 to $60.
The Atlantic’s Megan McArdle, an asthma sufferer, noted that when consumers are forced to use environmentally friendly products they are almost always worse:

  • Every low-flow toilet in her recently renovated rental house clogs at least once a week.
  • Energy-efficient dryers, even on high, don’t do the job — McArdle has to run every load through the dryer in her rental house twice.
  • Her head hurts from the glare emitting from her bedroom lamp’s compact flourescent bulbs.

~Eowyn

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0 responses to “No More Asthma Inhalers For You!

  1. I told hubby about this yesterday, and he does not believe they could do this. Said he is going to research it, but he had a bad week and is fed up w/ medicine. Too much paperwork combined with going to no more paper charts. Said he is thinking about becoming a Wal-Mart greeter. As for Obama bulbs, I went around the house and replaced ALL the ones hubby put in, and I threw them away. Now I can read again in my contacts!

     
  2. Steve,
    The news article I posted is about the FDA banning over-the-counter inhalers. The albuterol inhalers you refer to are prescription.

     
  3. And the repubs are surely going to get off their butts this time.
    Right.
    Sure they will.
    Right after they get through defunding Obamacare.
    This is about the stoopidest thing I have ever seen government do.
    -Dave

     
  4. Defund the EPA. get the illegal alien out of the whitehouse,kick all communists out of our govt.

     
  5. Me thinks this move to eliminate OTC inhalers has more to do with justifying Obamacare than protecting the environment from propellants.

     
  6. As I recall, the ozone layer problem was debunked long ago. They discovered that the earth “breathes,” and the “hole” in the ozone grows larger and smaller, by turns. What another hoax to create a crisis?

     

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