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Primatene Asthma Spray to Be Banned By End of the Year
Environmentalists Win At the Cost of Human Lives
Once again the United States government has demonstrated that it places little value on human life. Although the Declaration of Independence declares that all men are created equal, it is apparent that some - namely those with money - are more equal than others.
How so? By kowtowing to environmentalists and declaring that after December 31st, 2011 the epinephrine drug Primatene Mist will no longer be available to those who don't have health insurance. Asthmatics will be forced to get a prescription spray that will cost in the neighborhood of $45 without health insurance. The FDA estimates that about two million asthmatics currently use this drug.
Arthur Abramson, who runs The National Campaign to Save CFC Inhalers, states that at their peak 15 years ago CFC inhaler emissions accounted for less that 1 percent of global CFC emissions.
The FDA suggests that asthma sufferers get a prescription for environmentally sanctioned inhalers. I've used them and have found them practically useless, since they don't deliver the dosage they used to with the CFC propellants. The FDA also shows little regard for those who won't be able to afford to see a physician to get the prescription, never mind the cost of the prescription, easily double the price of Primatene Mist.
I've already commented in another article (The Tragedy of American Health Coverage) about the shameful way the United States treats its citizens. This is just one more example of how they will let people die rather than see that they have the necessary means to stay alive.
For those who want to stock up before the end of the year, you can order Primatene Mist from Amazon.com at the links on this page. Beware, some prices are already being inflated!