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Posted on 12/29/2007 10:02:50 AM PST by grundle
This is the problem with the politicians, and especially those who are so worried about the environment: They forget what and who is important -- people. The reason I say this is because of what has happened with prescription inhalers used for asthma treatment.
I recently needed to refill my inhaler and was told by the local pharmacist that the inhaler was now different because it contained ingredients that harmed the ozone layer. However, these ingredients were the most effective for helping calm down an asthma attack.
I was also informed by the pharmacy that since the medication was altered, it was not covered by my prescription coverage because it is now considered a new medication.
To make a long story short, I had a minor asthma attack and this new, altered inhaler did almost nothing to help. I then went to the emergency room and needed to receive a couple of breathing treatments to settle down my breathing. I then informed the ER doctor what inhaler I used and he actually began to laugh, saying, "It's crazy that the medication would be altered like this. Don't they know how many millions of people rely on inhalers for asthma relief?"
I was diagnosed as asthmatic when I was about 7 or 8 years old and have needed to use inhalers every day since. I ask you this: What happens to the elderly who rely on inhalers also and who are on fixed incomes? Will they receive the same rude awakening when they are advised that these asthmatic medications are now not covered by insurance because they supposedly harm the ozone layer?
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Banning these chemcials is a good idea, but only when there's a reasonable replacement.
Furthermore, the amount of these chemicals that's used in ashtma inhalers is insignificant.
Environmentalists do not understand the concept of "diminishing returns." Reducing the use of this chemical by 99% may make perfect sense. But stopping that last 1% is a bad idea, and this is a great example why.
Environmentalist extremists don’t care. Consider how many people have died because of the DDT ban.
Has it really been proven that the chemicals did any harm much less have any effect on the environment at all?
And yes, the inhalers are complete junk. And tremendously expensive.
No they don’t care. The less people that get in the way of despoiling their view of the trees, the better. Unless these people happen to be immigrants from the Third World—then its okay.
Liberals never care when somebody else has to bear the cost.
The goal is NOT the environment, but total Socialist control.
“We Must Embrace Environmentalism, For Socialism To Survive-Hans-Jochen Vogel, Chairman of the West German Social Democratic Party-1989
Gorbachev said in 1987 that ENVIRONMENTALISM would be the vehicle for Socialist control of the world.
And, as things look at present, they may very well be correct........
Mine went from $10 co-pay to $100.
This fellow is nuts. The changes were made to replace the CFC propellant, not the medication itself. I’m not all that happy about it myself, but this story is inaccurate.
Actually, I don’t know if it’s definitely been proven that they were harmful. But even if it was, that doesn’t justify this polcy.
Oh wow! That’s horrible!
Funny....the environazis don’t seem too concerned about mercury in fluorescent lightbulbs.
Have a pretty good stash at the moment. :)
Some of the greenies are actually fighting florescent because of that.
The neo-malthusians use socialism only because it works. They want to cut 95% of the human population, eliminate these excess people.
Albuterol is what he is talking about—I agree the environmentalism is a total farce.
There were no problems before NASA went to a more "environmentally friendly" foam.
Proof that environmentalists cause lives to be lost.
The propellant helped push the medication deeper into the lungs. Now with these new inhalers, it hardly comes out and you have to really inhale it in. If you’re in the middle of an asthma attack, that could be difficult.
Too late—the cat’s out of the bag. The soccer moms have been convinced that lighting 4,000 sq.ft. of home with fluorescent bulbs is saving the world.
Nor does the environment mean anything to them. That is just their symbol, like "the children". The disruption and the eventual destruction of American society is their goal.
If you view what they do rather than what they say the connection is obvious.