The FDA is currently making a determiniation on permanently banning the Primatene mist. The Primatene mist is the only over the counter asthma inhaler treatment available. They do not and will not have an over the counter replacement available for it. Many low income and elderly asthma patients who can't afford prescription medicine may have to suffer in silence. If you are as passionate about saving the Primatene mist inhaler like I am, please send your comments to the following:
FDA will accept WRITTEN comments (no e-mail comments) through11/19/07.PLEASE send comments opposing this to the FDA.The letter must include the following information:Docket No. 2007N-0262 and RIN number 0910-AF92They can be mailed to:Division of Dockets Management (HFA-305), Food and DrugAdministration, 5630 Fishers Lane, rm. 1061, Rockville, MD 20852
Post Edited (Razzle) : 11/6/2007 1:51:19 AM (GMT-7)
I agree with you Razzle. What most people don't realize is that the Generic Albuterol Inhaler is going away as well. This is prescription and the government has decided to ban this too. Now people that have been paying generic prices for years must figure out a way to afford these new inhalers that don't work very well at all. I am sorry about your sulfite allergy situation, it seems that the government puts the environment above all else.
Following is a link to a petition to save CFC inhalers: