THE NATIONAL CAMPAIGN TO SAVE CFC ASTHMA INHALERS
Contact us at: sponsor@saveCFCinhalers.org
ATTENTION WARRICK CFC ALBUTEROL INHALER BUYERS: GILLESPIE'S DRUGS DOES NOT WANT TO SELL ANY MORE WARRICK INHALERS because the aggressive, demanding attitudes of too many callers have angered their pharmacists and staff.
We just found out about this and asked the owner to give us ONE MORE CHANCE, and he has agreed, as long as callers follow the following guidelines:
1. Please treat all Gillespie's staff with RESPECT AND COURTESY.
2. All Warrick CFC inhalers have a January 2009 expiration date. THE MAXIMUM NUMBER OF WARRICKS YOU CAN BUY IS 2 PER MONTH (if your doctor prescribes that amount) TIMES THE NUMBER OF MONTHS REMAINING BETWEEN THE DATE OF THE ORDER AND JANUARY 2009.
3. NO ARGUING, NO WHINING, NO ATTITUDE, NO EXCEPTIONS. IF/WHEN THEY PULL THE PLUG AGAIN IT WILL BE FOR GOOD- AND NO OTHER DRUG STORE WILL TAKE THIS BURDEN ON NOW.
As long as callers follow these guidelines, WARRICK CFC AND ARMSTRONG CFC ALBUTEROL INHALERS WILL BE SOLD WHILE SUPPLIES LAST: CALL 1-740-732-2356. See pharmacy hours, address, website, fax number, email below)
Have You filed YOUR HFA inhaler online MEDWATCH Complaint(s)?
Please... Just do it... it takes 3-4 minutes (file one complaint for each HFA brand you had a medical problem with), just fill out what you can- the most important information is the BRAND of the HFA inhaler (ProAir HFA, Proventil HFA, Xopenex HFA, Ventolin HFA) and the DETAILS OF YOUR MEDICAL COMPLAINT WITH THE HFA INHALER... and OLD reports are better than NO reports (some reports are filed years later- but we need them in NOW)
The FDA says that they only received 415 HFA rescue inhaler MEDWATCH complaints in 2007. We've received more than five times as many HFA complaints on this petition just between October 2007 and May 2008.
After studying these figures carefully, we suspect that possibly one or two of you might not yet have filed your online HFA MEDWATCH complaints.
Please file your MEDWATCH HFA inhaler complaints(s) here. This is the ONLY CHANCE we're going to get to save CFC inhalers. Only about 1% of drug complaints get reported to MEDWATCH every year- we want 100% of HFA complaints reported.
Your complaint does not have to be complete. Just do the best you can, and explain your medical problem(s) with the HFA inhaler(s)- one complaint per brand- (Ventolin HFA, Xopenex HFA, Proventil HFA, ProAir HFA, Atrovent HFA, Flovent HFA, etc.) as clearly as possible. It is never too late to do this. Your name and email address is required but YOUR ANONYMITY IS GUARANTEED.
File your HFA inhaler online complaint NOW, or learn to love HFA inhalers LATER:
TO GET WARRICK AND ARMSTRONG CFC ALBUTEROL INHALERS (about $30 plus S&H) call Gillespie's Pharmacy in Ohio. Submit the receipt to your insurer for possible reimbursement. We are not compensated in any way for this referral.
GILLESPIE'S DRUGS 44523 Marietta Road Caldwell, Ohio 43724 Web: http://gillespiesdrugs.com/ Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
PHONE: 1-740-732-2356 FAX: 1-740-732-7381 Have your doctor phone or fax your Warrick CFC albuterol prescription to Gillespie's to save time. HOURS: Monday-Friday, 8:30 am to 6:00 pm, Saturday 8:30 am to 1:00 pm EST
Thanks for posting this. I will be signing the petition and making the necessary phone calls. I will TRY and be nice.
I thought you all would be interested in this way to complain to the FDA and sign a petition about you and your family’s experiences with the new inhalers. Also see the first reply for information about how to stock up on the old inhalers. They will work for some amount of time past the expiration date. Hope this helps!
Holy crap!!! That is one of my primary triggers. Why is the FDA trying to kill me?
Thanks. None of my family has an asthma problem, but I’d be happy to sign the petition. The idiots who govern us are, apparently, willing to kill off asthma patients for a law that can have only a minuscule impact on the environment—if that.
Everyone of good sense and good will toward others should surely sign this petition.
I hope you also mentioned this on the other thread, which I read earlier.
My wife just got the new inhalers from her doctor. Says their crap and costs more money. She is pissed. Oh but they have a little puff counter on it now....ARRRRGGG
Stupid fraking bureaucrats making changes like this for stupid idiotic envirowackos.
Small world. Gillespie’s is just a few miles down the road from me. I think I’ll drop in and chat a while these good folks.
Signed and sent to my sister.
And it's nice and "green". '(/sarcasm>)
Thanks for posting the petition, AngieGal.
We just revised it yesterday (6/15/08), I just thought I’d mention it.
We’re dealing with a glitch at the new website- our first email to petitioners will go out shortly- hopefully today.