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Rogerdodger
EPA bans asthma inhalers...

The Food and Drug Administration said Thursday patients who use the epinephrine inhalers to treat mild asthma will need to switch by Dec. 31 to other types that do not contain chlorofluorocarbons, an aerosol substance once found in a variety of spray products.
But the switch to a greener inhaler will cost consumers more. Epinephrine inhalers are available via online retailers for around $20, whereas the alternatives, which contain the drug albuterol, range from $30 to $60.
maineman
QUOTE (Rogerdodger @ Sep 24 2011, 09:49 AM) *
EPA bans asthma inhalers...

The Food and Drug Administration said Thursday patients who use the epinephrine inhalers to treat mild asthma will need to switch by Dec. 31 to other types that do not contain chlorofluorocarbons, an aerosol substance once found in a variety of spray products.
But the switch to a greener inhaler will cost consumers more. Epinephrine inhalers are available via online retailers for around $20, whereas the alternatives, which contain the drug albuterol, range from $30 to $60.


Doctors stopped using epineprhine in inhalers around 25 years ago when we realized they killed people. Its taken this long to get them off the shelf. How many people died in the meantime?
OEXCHAOS
Not having an inhaler when one needs one kills people too. How many? Raising the cost means some will do without and they'll be stealing more money from the rest of us to pay the added cost, too.
Rogerdodger
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Doctors stopped using epineprhine in inhalers around 25 years ago when we realized they killed people. Its taken this long to get them off the shelf. How many people died in the meantime?


If that's true and these "breathalyzers" were killing people why were they not banned years ago by the FDA instead of the EPA?
Rogerdodger
Now if the EPA, rather than the FDA, can ban medical devices based on their perceived danger...
Why don't they just ban cigarettes?

Now if the EPA, rather than the FDA, can ban medical devices based on their perceived danger...
Why don't they ban automobiles?

Which product does more damage to the environment while killing users?

"Breathalyzers", cigarettes, or automobiles?

Where does the unelected EPA get such arbitrary powers?
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