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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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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: ban; cfcs; fda; feds; finalizing; politics; primatenemist
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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To: OldNavyVet

It would probably take trillions of Asthma sufferers a thousand years for this to harm the Ozone layer.


21 posted on 09/26/2011 6:01:59 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Please don’t challenge the Obamites with real and demonstrative science. It might confuse their tight little minds. When you have people like Holdren, Hansen, Bolden, Chu, and Van Jones advising or running things for the Obama marxist regime, then facts are irrelevant.

Remember, Karl Marx called “communism” “scientific socialism” as though the laws of science could be applied to ideology.

It seems that the word “crazy” and “delusional” best describe both the scientific policies and leaders of the Obama regime. All you have to do is to look at Lenin/Stalin’s science policies re agriculture to see what a total failure the communists have been, yet Obama has tried to institutionalize this type of ididcy as national policy in America, and he is succeeding.

Time for real scientists to stand up and speak out against these inmates who are running the asylum. And we should order one helluva lot of straight-jackets for them after Nov. 6, 2012, as well as padded jail cells.

Charlie Manson. You’ll be getting some new cellmates. Show them the tricks you can do with forks.

John Hinckley - you, too, will be getting some new cellmates. Their names are Jodie Foster. Have fun.

Hannibal Lechter - you will also be getting some new cellmates. Bon appetit!


22 posted on 09/26/2011 6:04:44 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Trueblackman

“Condemning allot of children and adults to a horrible death”

We can absorb the loss.

Besides polls show that asthmatics give very little to the party.


23 posted on 09/26/2011 6:04:48 PM PDT by garjog
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To: Venturer
The banned refrigerant R-12 is a chlorofloride gas that, when released to the atmosphere, weighs six times more than the air it displaces ... meaning that it flows downhill.

Getting released R-12 gas up into the ozone layer is virtually impossible.

24 posted on 09/26/2011 6:06:24 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: Venturer

“It would probably take trillions of Asthma sufferers a thousand years for this to harm the Ozone layer.”

If the earth was the size of a 14,000 square foot house, the entire human population would be one billionths of a square inch.


25 posted on 09/26/2011 6:09:22 PM PDT by garjog
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To: OldNavyVet
Getting released R-12 gas up into the ozone layer is virtually impossible.

Environmentalists are not physicists. Or scientists of any sort.

Which explains why they are invariably wrong. About everything.

26 posted on 09/26/2011 6:12:49 PM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance On Parade)
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To: Nachum

To hell with the kid suffering from asthma, RIGHT ‘RATS!?!


27 posted on 09/26/2011 6:22:47 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Barry gives them $535 million and they take "the fifth" when asked where it went.)
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To: jessduntno

Bingo. Follow the money. Whoever sells the approved device is a heavy political donor.


28 posted on 09/26/2011 6:23:13 PM PDT by Lizavetta (You get what you tolerate)
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To: okie01

I worked in refrigeration and one thing sailors and shipyard workers must know (to stay alive) is that a refrigerant released into a ship’s hull ... can FILL the hull ... meaning that “air” in hulls (when a refrigerant might be released) must be constantly sucked out and released over the ships side.


29 posted on 09/26/2011 6:28:42 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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Scumbags.


30 posted on 09/26/2011 6:29:53 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been Redistributed. Here's your damn Change!)
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To: Nachum

JHC Shut down the EPA, FDA, DOT and all the other alphabet agencies now. Good grief!

On a side note... my wife told me I have to find a roll on deoderant I like because they are taking spray deoderant off the shelf. Something about the aluminum oxide or whatever. I said, B.S. Buy a case or 2 of it. Hoard the stuff. Or I’ll just have to go stinky because I hate roll on deoderant.


31 posted on 09/26/2011 6:35:35 PM PDT by SolidRedState (I used to think bizarro world was a fiction.)
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To: Nachum

I thought they already changed inhalers so they didn’t emit those cfc’s. This is a huge and potentially deadly problem. The next cheapest solution is a nebulizer, well the solution you put into them is on the $4 generic drug list. You still have to buy the machine, though sometimes the companies will donate them. The problem is you can’t take them with you so if you have an asthma attack while away from your machine and an electrical outlet you’re SOL. Don’t know what I’d do if I was unable to have my inhaler with me.

Cindie


32 posted on 09/26/2011 6:40:50 PM PDT by gardencatz (Proud mom US Marine! It can't always be someone else's son.)
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To: Nachum

I say follow the money. Sounds like one of the global business initiatives to eliminate competition. Sure sounds like some of the sleazy tricks that the progressives and FDR used to wipe out the little guys for the benefit of his brain trust and preferred business buddies. I think that if you add up all of the CFDs ever used for every inhaler ever produced that you would find it to be an insignificant amount and that the affects on the ozone are greatly exaggerated. Remember how we got to purchase Puron at 10 times the cost instead of freon because of that fraud Hansen at GIS and his New Ice Age fantasy


33 posted on 09/26/2011 7:07:05 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (There's a pill for just about everything ... except stupid!)
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To: Nachum

Zero killer of children, Inhalers against the law illegal!!! Inhalators and breathalizers goooooooooood! If one or both of his daughters needed an inhaler you would not be hearing this.


34 posted on 09/26/2011 7:21:58 PM PDT by ronnie raygun (V)
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To: Lizavetta

It is worse than that.

The more expensive inhalers can only be obtained by prescription.
Therefor, Doctors will have to give out the RX & the cost of the office visit will cost the asthma patient even more money.

Bet you under NObamacare this inhaler isn’t even coverednot the cost of the doctor’s visit.


35 posted on 09/26/2011 7:22:49 PM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: OldNavyVet
...one thing sailors and shipyard workers must know (to stay alive) is that a refrigerant released into a ship’s hull ... can FILL the hull ...

Environmentalists don't know that.

I've yet to meet a liberal who understood anything about the sciences.

36 posted on 09/26/2011 7:22:55 PM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance On Parade)
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To: okie01
Environmentalists don't know that.

The Nobel prize deciders don't know it either ...

Some scientific professor at Universiy of California Irvine got a Nobel pize for coming up with a false theory: chloroflourocarbons ("Freons") destroying ozone in Earth's upper atmosphere.

37 posted on 09/26/2011 7:35:53 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

We’re probably talking about a trivial amount of CFCs here. The big CFC producers were refrigeration and spray cans and that problem was fixed long ago. Leave the asthma suffers the heck alone.

Why can’t the GOP highlight crap like this? Seriously? It’s nonsensical.


38 posted on 09/26/2011 7:38:03 PM PDT by Aglooka ("I was out numbered 5-to-1, I got 4.")
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To: OldNavyVet
Some scientific professor at Universiy of California Irvine got a Nobel pize for coming up with a false theory: chloroflourocarbons ("Freons") destroying ozone in Earth's upper atmosphere.

I remember that.

I always wondered if it had anything to do with DuPont's patent on Freon being about to expire...

39 posted on 09/26/2011 7:56:37 PM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance On Parade)
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To: gardencatz

They changed the propellant in prescription inhalers. These OTC inhalers (read: Primatene) have not been changed.


40 posted on 09/27/2011 11:29:01 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

I understand that but if you have no insurance Primatene is affordable. Inhalers are much more expensive. I’ve used over the counter ones myself a few times when we didn’t have insurance. Even the generic ones were too expensive and Ventolin was absolutely out of my budget. The cheap ones of the prescription ones is the albuterol you put in the nebulizer. They are not portable and as long as I’ve been using it, it still takes time to get ready. Pills (and there are some you can get on the $4 drug list) are fine and help but you can still have an attack and then what do you do? Honestly, who the hell is he to tell people what they can or can’t do to simply breathe? This is completely nuts! We don’t need to be micromanaged like that and I doubt there are enough asthmatics, people with COPD, or severe allergies to destroy the ozone.

Cindie


41 posted on 09/27/2011 11:52:34 AM PDT by gardencatz (Proud mom US Marine! It can't always be someone else's son.)
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To: gardencatz

I’m assuming Primatene will come out with a new formulation to serve the OTC market.

Still, you are correct that chasing minuscule reductions in “greenhouse gasses” while hurting peoples’ health should be a no-brainer issue for the GOP.

If they weren’t the Stupid Party, that is.


42 posted on 09/27/2011 12:14:35 PM PDT by SoothingDave
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