To: ozark hilljilly; Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Dear Lord! I cant wait for the grown-ups to be back in charge and put a stop to this ongoing insanity!!!
You'll be waiting a LONG time.
The insanity started long before Obama. Clinton mandated the ban on prescription CFC inhalers based upon the Montreal Protocal which used junk science to blame an enlarging ozone hole on freon related products. The FDA in deference to the EPA put the ban in effect.
Bush continued the ban which at this point in time is almost complete.
The ban was completely political in nature. In fact the old asthma CFC propellants had a great safety record back over 50 years.
OTH the new HFA propellants are an inferior product for which the FDA waived its own testing regulations. While the HFA inhalers work for some, they don't work for others, don't work as well for others, and cause severe asthma attacks in others. Most HFA inhaler contain corn based ethanol. Ethanol is a known trigger for asthma and corn is one of the most common food allgergies.
The FDA on its web site stated it is the DEEP BREATH that makes the new HFA inhalers work, not the propellants.
This was a perfect storm of political correctness and crony capitalism.
posted on 09/29/2011 8:47:32 AM PDT
(He who pays the piper . . .)
Looks like the doctors are going to benefit as well. My mom has had asthma since she was 6 mos. old. Now, her doctor will not prescribe her asthma medicine unless she comes in every year for a complete physical... head to toe and all parts in between including smear and mammogram. It costs her $500 just to be allowed a prescription and that’s just the part she pays out of pocket.
posted on 09/29/2011 8:58:56 AM PDT
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