OTC Inhalers

For the treatment of asthma there is only one OTC (over the counter) inhaler available. The inhaler, Primatene Mist, is being regulated out of existence by the end of the year. Is this being done because the drug has been found unsafe or because of excessive abuse by consumers? No, that is not the reason for the action. What then? Chlorofluorocarbons used as propellant is the reason given for the ban, bad for the ozone. Interestingly, this works out just fine for medical professionals and Big Pharma as the only alternative available is prescription inhalers. Wasn't the FDA supposed to act in the best interest of PEOPLE? OTC inhaler-$20; prescription inhalers-$40 and up. Guess not.
     Posted By: Alex - Fri Sep 23, 2011

This GOP candidate Cain, when asked which guvment agency he'd do away with, is immediate answer was "The EPA"!

I don't care which side (or middle) of the aisle you find yourself on if you can't get behind that statement there just ain't no hope for you.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 09/23/11 at 09:39 AM
I work in a pharmacy part of the time and there are people who depend on this medicine. Protecting the earth is a laudable cause, but there are other ways this could have been accomplished. Requiring the OTC inhaler to switch to hydrofluoroalkane as a propellant, which prescription inhalers use, comes right to mind. But the only solution they could come up with forces aprox. 2 million people to spend money on a doctor appointment and at least double the price for a prescription inhaler when these people were doing fine with what they were using. FDA in bed with Big Pharma, surely not! 😠
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 09/23/11 at 09:40 AM
Point taken KDP, but I still think money changes hands at some point. Either to encourage looking the other way or farther up where funding is involved. The less funding the less investigators to be present or make checks. Between incompetence and graft lie quite a few dead bodies I am sure.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 09/23/11 at 11:42 AM
And they are coming for your vitamin supplements next. The FDA is already trying to get them reclassified as drugs so they can "regulate" them out of existence unless you see a doctor for a prescription.

Someone, I don't remember who, once said "when you consider how much we pay in taxes be thankful that you don't get all the government you pay for". 😠 :ahhh:
Posted by yogi in Kennesaw GA on 09/23/11 at 02:57 PM
That's a very good point. If one of the biggies owned both the OTC and a VERY EXPENSIVE prescription inhaler it would serve their purpose to have the OTC banned so they could sell more of the expensive one. Somehow that doesn't sound out of character for the big pharmaceutical companies.
Posted by yogi in Kennesaw GA on 10/03/11 at 07:36 PM
The doctor in the video below treated my second wife for non Hodgkins lymphoma in 1995 shortly before she died of it. She had already had two courses of conventional chemo and radiation and went through a total of four bouts with the cancer, the last one being the one Dr Brzezinski treated her for. I feel that if we had gotten her to him before her immune system was seriously compromised by the conventional treatments she would be alive today.

He had a very good track record even back then for curing brain tumors that were deemed incurable by the conventional oncologists.

So why isn't he able to do more good; let me guess, because his treatment would eat into the profits of the drug companies, doctors and hospitals giving those conventional "treatments".

Click HERE for a video about him.
Posted by yogi in Kennesaw GA on 10/03/11 at 07:48 PM
Got the doctors name wrong, it is Dr Burzynski - Sorry.
Posted by yogi in Kennesaw GA on 10/03/11 at 07:50 PM
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