Yeppers...all the Big Nanny Government types, Republicans and Democrats alike, are loving how we slap prescription requirements on these things. Except for public health risks (such as overuse of antibiotics), there shouldn't be a prescription requirement. As supportive as I am of physicians, there's no reason people should have to shell out the cash to see a doc to get a prescription for many medications.
I have had asthma for 67 years
Those over the counter inhalers do nothing for me
I rarely need the prescription for an attack but use it before jogging on cold days as a preventative
Oh yeah, we're gonna die now. I have five inhalers left, no insurance, and Albuterol does not work for me. My father got me Advair disks on his insurance and I'm not sure how long all these will last. But smoking is still legal in this country -I don't smoke, but SHS does trigger attacks for me. Maybe if I suck on a death stick I can die quicker and suffocate faster at least? Banning life saving drugs for the environment? I will NEVER support any environmental causes again. I was in the hospital once for Asthma, Primatene kept me alive until I got treatment for Christ's sake. Epinephrine saves lives. I went to Emergency once in my entire life for an attack and I've been my own doctor all my life. I got a virus that made me exceptionally ill and survived because of my meds. When you have no insurance you sit in the waiting room like a dog with mostly immigrants and you're treated like garbage. I waited an hour to be seen, 6 hours in ER then hospitalized for 3 days. I went bankrupt after that. I won't go to a hospital if that happens and I don't have my Primatene. I'll die at home. At 38 I'm getting life insurance because of the ban so my family can carry on if anything happens.
They took away Ephedra which used to help me, because some jackasses used it incorrectly and died. People die every day, the government has no right to dictate bans on meds just because a few people get sick or die. You can drop dead from Viagra, choke on a McDonald's french fry...let's ban it all. Welcome to Amerika the new commie country. I already sign a paper to get my Sudafed. Will I be asked for my "papers" like back in Hitler's time? I used to be patriotic and all, but I'm becoming really disgusted with how stupid this country's leadership is.