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Put people first [Environmentalists outlawed the best asthma inhalers!]
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | December 29, 2007 | SHAWN PIRRUNG

Posted on 12/29/2007 10:02:50 AM PST by grundle

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To: KenHorse

And the elimination of asbestos in the insulation on the steel infrastructure of the Twin Towers.


101 posted on 12/29/2007 6:49:27 PM PST by nygoose
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To: r9etb

Yes, but the change in the propellant has increased the cost of the inhaler. My son was using an albuterol inhaler, which was a generic medication. Our co-payment on that was $10. When the new inhalers came out, he was prescribed Proventil HFA, which was a non-formulary drug with a $30 co-pay. What was worse was that while the albuterol inhaler had 30 days of medication in it, the new inhaler only had 20 days’. After complaining to the doctor’s office, I was able to get his doctor to prescribe a Xopenex HFA inhaler, which is a formulary drug with a $20 copay and a 30 day supply. This medication seems to be as effective as the albuterol but it is costing us twice as much.

The federal government has no business telling drug companies what kind of propellants should be used in asthma inhalers. I don’t care what effect the old propellant supposedly had on the environment, this kind of government meddling is a worse form of pollution.


102 posted on 12/29/2007 7:06:50 PM PST by steadfastconservative
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To: pandoraou812

Environmentalism is a cult much like extremist Islam.


103 posted on 12/29/2007 7:11:51 PM PST by TigersEye (No one can see all the threads that cause and effect weaves in our lives.)
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To: TigersEye; pandoraou812
"Environmentalism is a cult much like extremist Islam".

And, in many cases, more dangerous.

104 posted on 12/29/2007 7:14:43 PM PST by yorkie ( For God so loved the world........................ that He didn't send a committee.)
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To: yorkie
And, in many cases, more dangerous

You've got that right! The Islamists will give us a "choice" of convert or die; the environmentalists just want 5 billion of us to die - doesn't matter who as long as it isn't them...

105 posted on 12/29/2007 7:18:09 PM PST by Kay Ludlow (Free market, but cautious about what I support with my dollars)
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To: grundle

Same kind of thing happed during the late eighties when the ozone fright first started. My allergy medication used to come in an aerosol and was quite affective. Then around 88 or 89, the use of aerosols were outlawed (at least the accelerates used) which made the medication nearly useless.


106 posted on 12/29/2007 7:32:31 PM PST by tang-soo (Prophecy of the Seventy Weeks - Read Daniel Chapter 9)
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To: yorkie
With a majority of our politicians happily going along with it it certainly is more dangerous. Consider how many Presidential candidates believe humans are altering the climate.

Clinton
Obama
Edwards
McCain
Romney
Huckabee

And of course our current President has given AGW a tip of the hat.

I left the lesser Dem candidates out as they are a given.

107 posted on 12/29/2007 7:39:33 PM PST by TigersEye (No one can see all the threads that cause and effect weaves in our lives.)
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To: TigersEye; yorkie

I am sick of all of this BS. Shaking my head some more...


108 posted on 12/29/2007 7:44:00 PM PST by pandoraou812 ( Its NOT for the good of the children! Its BS along with bending over for Muslim's demands)
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To: SouthTexas

So which inhaler was whacked by the enviros?


109 posted on 12/29/2007 7:49:52 PM PST by gitmo (From now on, ending a sentence with a preposition is something up with which I will not put.)
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To: gitmo

Supposedly any and all with CFCs as a propellant.


110 posted on 12/29/2007 7:56:34 PM PST by SouthTexas (Have a Merry and Blessed Christmas.)
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To: pandoraou812
I am sick of all of this BS.

You can always go along to get along. Become a lib.

111 posted on 12/29/2007 7:57:02 PM PST by TigersEye (No one can see all the threads that cause and effect weaves in our lives.)
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To: TigersEye

Nah I highly doubt that will happen..Do you EVER see me as one??? EFF


112 posted on 12/29/2007 8:07:44 PM PST by pandoraou812 ( Its NOT for the good of the children! Its BS along with bending over for Muslim's demands)
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To: r9etb

“Proventil used the same formulation before and after the propellant change — there’s no difference in the medication.”

r9etb, if this is true, why does Proventil HFA state on its homepage:

“Rapid heart beat, vomiting, chest pain, and palpitation occurred more frequently with PROVENTIL® HFA.” (than with Albuterol CFC) See third line from the bottom of their homepage, LINK 4 on the petition (petition links are below).

Could it be the use of albuterol sulfate rather than albuterol base (which is used in CFC albuterol)? The use of HFA instead of CFC propellant? The combination of ethanol and oleic acid as an excipient rather than pure oleiec acid (which is used in CFC albuterol)? Or some interaction of the above? (Ethanol is listed as a toxic substance by the EPA, a Class 3 Residual Solvent by the FDA, exists in HFA inhalers (except for Ventolin) in doses high enough to register on blood alcohol tests, and has been shown to cause BRONCHOCONSTRICTION in a subset of asthmatic patients.) It is NOT the same medication.

To get the FACTS on the CFC INHALER BAN and fight to repeal it, sign our petition (use either link):

http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/saveCFCinhalers

http://tinyurl.com/yphmp4


113 posted on 01/02/2008 6:43:11 PM PST by saveCFCinhalers
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