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    Re: Obama Administration Set to Ban Asthma Inhalers

    Sorry about this one. In my haste to post this, I forgot the link to this story.

    Here it is:

    Obama Administration Set to Ban Asthma Inhalers Over Environmental Concerns | The Weekly Standard

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    Re: EPA to ban affordable inhalers?

    Quote Originally Posted by rathi View Post
    The EPA didn't ban CFC inhalers, it was the FDA and was done according to treaty obligations. The price when up because some complete BS that put HFA's back under patent, so there were no generics available. It was necessary, as a minor inconvenience for asthmatics is frankly worth the cost for avoiding UV exposure.
    So should we ban tanning beds? The amount of CFC's in rescue inhalers is incredibly minimal. So, asthmatics should be screwed because a minute amount of CFCs may go into the air and atmosphere?
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    Re: Obama Administration Set to Ban Asthma Inhalers

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Assuming you're under a doctor's care in some way and can get a prescription, it looks like it shouldn't be a problem.

    I thought Symbicort was prescription only anyway. I could be wrong.
    Yes, Symbicort is presciption, only. It is a steroid, which has already caused me to get cataract surgery early, and now I have Glaucoma in both eyes. It started in just the left eye at first. When I confronted my lung specialist, I was told, "Well, you have to breathe."

    I did try Primatine Mist some years back, but like Manc Skipper says, it's an epineprine inhaler. I found in the past that these types of inhalers make you giddy, but only give temporary relief. I took a shot of Primatine Mist right before a training run, and the first 1/4 mile, I felt great and after that, I felt so tired, it was a labor just to finish.

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    Re: Obama Administration Set to Ban Asthma Inhalers

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    The ban applies only to epinephrine inhalers with a cfc propellant. It is an OTC product called Primatine Mist. Your fears are unfounded, stoked by the GOP misinformation network.

    ...And the original agreement regarding the withdrawal was signed by Ronnie Reagan himself, not the Obama admin.
    I'm glad to hear that because my wife asked her friend, who works in the medical field, and she said that she would ask the doctors, since the value of these steroid inhalers is the ability to get right into the lungs where it is needed, whereas, pills are just not that effective.

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    Re: Obama Administration Set to Ban Asthma Inhalers

    Just to clarify, the OP has failed to show how this originated or has anything at all to do with the Obama Administration. This initiative seems to have predated his administration in more ways than one.

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    Re: EPA to ban affordable inhalers?

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    So should we ban tanning beds? The amount of CFC's in rescue inhalers is incredibly minimal. So, asthmatics should be screwed because a minute amount of CFCs may go into the air and atmosphere?
    Look, you're being screwed by the manufacturer, not the regulations. The CFCs could simply be replaced with other substances for the same cost, but the manufacturer took this opportunity to force everyone to switch to something more profitable.
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    Re: EPA to ban affordable inhalers?

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Look, you're being screwed by the manufacturer, not the regulations. The CFCs could simply be replaced with other substances for the same cost, but the manufacturer took this opportunity to force everyone to switch to something more profitable.
    Which wouldn't have been possible without the new regulations. It's a typical screw the consumer power play between the government and the health industry.

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    Re: EPA to ban affordable inhalers?

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    It was Ronnie Reagan who signed up for this, not President Obama.

    From wikipedia...

    "...Letter from Ronald Reagan to the U.S. Senate:
    "THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release December 21, 1987
    To the Senate of the United States:
    I transmit herewith, for the advice and consent of the Senate to ratification, the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, done at Montreal on September 16, 1987. The report of the Department of State is also enclosed for the information of the Senate.
    The Montreal Protocol provides for internationally coordinated control of ozone-depleting substances in order to protect public health and the environment from potential adverse effects of depletion of stratospheric ozone. The Protocol was negotiated under the auspices of the United Nations Environment Program, pursuant to the Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer, which was ratified by the United States in August 1986.
    In this historic agreement, the international community undertakes cooperative measures to protect a vital global resource. The United States played a leading role in the negotiation of the Protocol. United States ratification is necessary for entry into force and effective implementation of the Protocol. Early ratification by the United States will encourage similar action by other nations whose participation is also essential.
    I recommend that the Senate give early and favorable consideration to the Protocol and give its advice and consent to ratification.
    Ronald Reagan The White House December 21, 1987" "
    Would you point out where it says that Reagan sought to ban Asthma inhalers?

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    Re: EPA to ban affordable inhalers?

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    Re: EPA to ban affordable inhalers?

    Quote Originally Posted by bicycleman View Post
    Would you point out where it says that Reagan sought to ban Asthma inhalers?
    Reagan signed a treaty to lower CFC emissions. The removal of CFC propelled inhalers was done to meet treaty requirements.

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