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Politics Feds Finalizing Ban on Over-the-Counter Asthma Inhalers Over Environmental Concerns
Fox ^ | 9/26/11 | Judson Berger

Posted on 09/26/2011 5:43:23 PM PDT by Nachum

Hundreds of thousands of asthma sufferers who use an over-the-counter inhaler will be compelled to seek a more costly prescription device by the end of the year, when the federal government plans to ban them over environmental concerns.

The Food and Drug Administration last week began a media push to get the word out about the looming phase-out. After Dec. 31, the epinephrine asthma inhaler known as Primatene Mist will no longer be available.

The product is currently the only FDA-approved over-the-counter inhaler and is being taken off the shelves because it uses something called chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) as a propellant -- the substance is considered harmful to the ozone layer.

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KEYWORDS: ban; cfcs; fda; feds; finalizing; politics; primatenemist
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Cruel people.
1 posted on 09/26/2011 5:43:29 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

The government is trying to damage the health of the citizens. Object and fight back.


2 posted on 09/26/2011 5:45:59 PM PDT by Tax Government (Democrat: "I'm driving to Socialism at 95 mph." Republican: "Observe the speed limit.")
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To: Nachum

Perfectly idiotic.


3 posted on 09/26/2011 5:46:12 PM PDT by mkmensinger
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To: Nachum

Obama Wants To Kill Children. Let’s get this meme started and in the public’s mind. There is no other way to look at this outrageous ban.


4 posted on 09/26/2011 5:46:54 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Tax Government

Abrogate the GD treaty.


5 posted on 09/26/2011 5:47:30 PM PDT by Tax Government (Democrat: "I'm driving to Socialism at 95 mph." Republican: "Observe the speed limit.")
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To: Nachum

Let me guess...Zero’s two Paki buddies from College own a company that just happens to sell...THIS SHIT!


6 posted on 09/26/2011 5:47:39 PM PDT by jessduntno (Obama shanks. America tanks.)
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To: Nachum

wow these enviros are almost as sick as the ones in Rainbow Six


7 posted on 09/26/2011 5:48:27 PM PDT by ari-freedom (I'm a heartless conservative because I love this country.)
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To: Nachum
Epinephrine never did anything for me except make my nose run more. Have been on prescription Nasonex and Advair for years. They work - epinephrine, from my experience, is worse than useless for asthma.

Lamh Foistenach Abu!
8 posted on 09/26/2011 5:48:58 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Nachum

Sorry but we must sacrifice you to Mother Gaia
9 posted on 09/26/2011 5:50:09 PM PDT by ari-freedom (I'm a heartless conservative because I love this country.)
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To: Nachum

Banning OTC inhalers is clearly in the Constitution. Dincha’ know that?


10 posted on 09/26/2011 5:51:54 PM PDT by laweeks
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To: Nachum
Left wing anarchists are willing to kill people
to save the trees.

Oh CFCs are too heavy to affect the ozone hole.

or maybe the ozone hole is caused by Mt Erebus in Antarctica

V I Lenin has quite a few Useful Idiots here in America


11 posted on 09/26/2011 5:52:33 PM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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To: Nachum

Condemning allot of children and adults to a horrible death and I guess we can now call it a death panel.


12 posted on 09/26/2011 5:56:11 PM PDT by Trueblackman (Posting on FR since 1998 and 100% teleprompter free post as well.)
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To: Tax Government

This is all part of the ObamaIDon’tCare Health Plan. Take away effective medical devices that are less costly and force the sufferer to buy more expensive devices. That will cost the patient more in a co-pay (wealth redistribution), force the insurance companies to raise their rates in order to cover the increase in costs, which in turn, will force the patient out of the private insurance system into Obama’s marxist (We’ll take care of you, if you behave) healthcare plan. It will also destroy most private health insurance companies, always a goal of the marxists.

(Obama’s healthcare plan was originally proposed by one of Obama’s Communist Party USA, now marxist Democratic Socialists of America, buddies, Dr. Quentin Young -the Chicago Connection).

Now you know the truth!


13 posted on 09/26/2011 5:56:25 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Tax Government

My son uses these because they work for him and don’t cost much. Obama would ban them because the tiny amount of CFCs they emit (after going into the sufferer’s body) MIGHT be damaging to the ozone. I have never figured out how a heavy molecule like the CFCs got all the way up to the ozone layer to damage it. Maybe it is Bush’s fault.


14 posted on 09/26/2011 5:56:29 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: ari-freedom
Yesss!..let the rabbits live....
I think I see one in their yard!...These heartless MF are starting to PMO...I own a rabbit farm!...Its a war I tell ya!...............*/s
15 posted on 09/26/2011 5:58:02 PM PDT by M-cubed
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To: Nachum

The chlorofloride “harmful” to environment bit is BS.


16 posted on 09/26/2011 5:58:18 PM PDT by OldNavyVet (One trillion days, at 365 days per year, is 2,739,726,027 years ... almost 3 billion years)
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To: Nachum

The chlorofloride “harmful” to environment bit is BS.


17 posted on 09/26/2011 5:58:50 PM PDT by OldNavyVet (One trillion days, at 365 days per year, is 2,739,726,027 years ... almost 3 billion years)
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To: Nachum

I hope we survive as a free people, However with our A$$hole political class it it starting to look very grim.


18 posted on 09/26/2011 5:59:18 PM PDT by mongo141
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To: Lazlo in PA
Obama Wants To Kill Children.

Oh I think it is bigger than that.

Asthma is a huge and growing chronic disease in America.

With Obama care looming on the near horizon Asthma will be a huge drain on the health system.

Consider the savings that can be realized if thousands more asthma sufferers die every year than currently do.

19 posted on 09/26/2011 6:00:20 PM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: Nachum
Step one: ban medicine that helps ill people survive.

Step two: the weak die sooner.

Outcome: fewer useless bodies breathing out polluting earth harming carbon dioxide. AND national health care savings to spend on genetically superior citizens.

All HAIL GLORIOUS LEADER OBAMA'S WAR AGAINST THE WEAK!


20 posted on 09/26/2011 6:01:43 PM PDT by garjog
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