Since it’s probably made in China, I wonder what else it contains?
It is so stupid that the enviro-weenies win over people with cronic pulmonary diseases. Makes you just want to go choke a hippie, so he’ll know how it feels. :)
Asthma Inhalers Go Green, But Are More Expensive
December 30, 2008 9:27 p.m. EST
David Goodhue - AHN Reporter
Miami, FL (AHN) - People suffering from asthma and other respiratory ailments will be forced to shell out more money to by “green” inhalers beginning in the new year.
Since the United States signed on to the 1987 Montreal Protocol, U.S. drug companies must sell inhalers that use the propellant hydrofluoralkane, or HFA.
Environmentalists say the propellant used in traditional inhalers damages the ozone layer.
But the HFA inhalers are significantly more expensive.
Most of the new HFA inhalers cost between $30 and $60. Old inhalers cost between $5 and $25, the Orlando Sentinel reported.
The cost has some healthcare professionals concerned lower income people may cut back on their prescriptions. Inhalers are used by asthma, emphysema, chronic bronchitis and chronic obstructive disorder patients to deliver the drug albuterol for quick relief of symptoms associated with those diseases.
Old inhalers used chlorofluorocarbons to deliver the drug.
Some patients say the new inhalers are less effective in delivering relief.
They haven’t won over this asthma patient and never will. Fortunately, I’m under control with Advair and hardly ever need to use my Albuterol.
I would gather that most didn't even have a clue...this was going to happen.
I have some Walmart generics in front of me. Two of the $4 ones are made by Mylan, an American company, and the expensive one is made by Teva, an Israeli company with operations in America. The other $4 one is made by Lupin Ltd, an Indian company. Please tell me what you know about them.
Between enviro-weenies and Union Thugs, it’s a wonder that there are any real entrepreneurs left.
I agree that choking a hippie sounds like a really fun sport.
I'd rather just punch one out.
Well, in China the main ingredient in all medicines and food is melamine.
“Makes you just want to go choke a hippie, so hell know how it feels. :)”
Most enviro-nuts are not hippies. They are the younger generations brainwashed by the public school system, with a few old hippies thrown in for good measure.