New Year Removes Over-The-Counter Asthma Inhalers From Market

January 10, 2012

It’s been talked about since September when the FDA announced “over-the-counter asthma inhalers containing chloroflouorocarbons (CFCs) will no longer be made or sold after Dec. 31, 2011.” The reasoning is that the CFCs that propel the medicine from the inhaler were dangerous to the ozone.

Still, human nature being human nature, many are now here in early January wondering what they should do now that their Primatene Mist is empty. What to do? H. James Wedner, MD, chief of allergy and immunology at Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Hospital talked about it yesterday with KSDK’s Kay Quinn:

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Category: Lung Diseases & Smoking

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