Skip to comments.DeMint Tries to Halt Ban on Over-the-Counter Asthma Inhaler
Posted on 10/19/2011 2:08:21 AM PDT by Irenic
Sen. Jim DeMint is trying to stop the federal government from banning a popular over-the-counter asthma inhaler, introducing an amendment that would yank funding for the ban set to go into effect in January. The Food and Drug Administration rule would take off the shelves the epinephrine asthma inhaler known as Primatene Mist. The product is currently the only FDA-approved over-the-counter inhaler and is being banned because it uses something called chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) as a propellant -- the substance is considered harmful to the ozone layer.
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Thank you. You are correct. I did misread the article. DeMint is a good man and I really thought he had lost it but I was the one who misunderstood.
The tiny amount of CFC's in those little inhalers would NOT ruin deplete the ozone layer.
There are times, for an asthma suffer when they are very badly needed...you can't always carry a prescription around.
DuPont was faced with an expiring patent on Freon, so they pressured some politicians to have it banned "for the environment" so they could roll out a newly patented replacement.
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