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msanthrope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-25-11 06:03 PM
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37. There's a 9 buck presrip inhaler from Glaxo. It's got 60 shots.
If you need more than 60 shots, then you need better management of your asthma.

Asthma cannot be managed by OTC meds.
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  -In an emergency OTC inhalers can save an asthmatic's life: EPA is going to ban it. Mimosa  Sep-25-11 03:41 PM   #0 
  - It would seem they could change the stuff used to propel it out, as that  CurtEastPoint   Sep-25-11 03:46 PM   #1 
  - Not that simple  johnd83   Sep-25-11 05:01 PM   #29 
  - They wouldn't pass re-approval, and they know it.  msanthrope   Sep-25-11 06:11 PM   #41 
  - That's a little extreme, isn't it?  TheWraith   Sep-26-11 03:14 AM   #71 
  - That's a freakin' lie. It has saved my life and that of my husband  juajen   Sep-26-11 06:14 PM   #75 
     - They why have they not gotten a new product to market with a different propellant?  PeaceNikki   Sep-26-11 06:19 PM   #77 
  - might want to look at this...  jmowreader   Sep-25-11 09:42 PM   #63 
     - Do they need to go through clinical trials?  johnd83   Sep-25-11 10:51 PM   #65 
        - No idea...  jmowreader   Sep-26-11 02:15 AM   #68 
  - They already did that with the Prescription version  quakerboy   Sep-25-11 09:11 PM   #60 
  - How can they possibly justify this outrage?  CaliforniaPeggy   Sep-25-11 03:47 PM   #2 
  - Because you are assuming it to be correct  jberryhill   Sep-25-11 04:05 PM   #8 
  - "But, a black man is president, and we're all going to die"  Proud Liberal Dem   Sep-25-11 08:14 PM   #59 
  - Why are you defending 'Big Pharma?' The makers of Primatene, the only  msanthrope   Sep-25-11 04:07 PM   #11 
     - I am not defending big pharma.  CaliforniaPeggy   Sep-25-11 04:16 PM   #15 
        - Yes. You are defending a pharma company who had 3 years to wean off the CFCs  msanthrope   Sep-25-11 05:52 PM   #31 
  - The GOP is blaming Obama  PeaceNikki   Sep-25-11 03:49 PM   #3 
  - No matter who it is, CFCs have been phased out of unnecessary products like hairsprays...  Mimosa   Sep-25-11 03:54 PM   #4 
  - Are CFCs the only propellent possible or available for such  Bluenorthwest   Sep-25-11 04:02 PM   #5 
  - No  jberryhill   Sep-25-11 04:10 PM   #12 
  - The discussion in the comments on the Media Matters link are interesting.  PeaceNikki   Sep-25-11 04:02 PM   #6 
     - They don't work as well  Yo_Mama   Sep-25-11 04:33 PM   #19 
        - Glaxo makes a 9 buck inhaler. Ventolin. 60 shots. Please do not use  msanthrope   Sep-25-11 06:10 PM   #40 
        - Believe me, I've discussed this with my doctor  Yo_Mama   Sep-25-11 06:52 PM   #50 
        - Thank you! I thought I remembered that without the accelerant  juajen   Sep-26-11 06:21 PM   #78 
  - From this thread, not only the GOP...nt  SidDithers   Sep-25-11 04:41 PM   #22 
  - This was agreed to long ago  The Traveler   Sep-25-11 04:02 PM   #7 
  - It appears that the FDA aren't big fans of OTC asthma treatment.  PeaceNikki   Sep-25-11 04:06 PM   #10 
  - Primatene can change its delivery system. Why are you defending this corporation?  msanthrope   Sep-25-11 04:05 PM   #9 
  - I hope you mean that Primatene doesn't work for YOU. Some  virgogal   Sep-25-11 04:14 PM   #14 
     - Primatene definitely works for an allergy caused asthma attack  Mimosa   Sep-25-11 04:43 PM   #23 
     - Why would you take a Beta 1 agonist for an allergy attack?  msanthrope   Sep-25-11 06:00 PM   #36 
     - Primatene is one of the most dangerous OTC you can buy...  msanthrope   Sep-25-11 05:57 PM   #34 
  - A 25-year-old friend died  catrose   Sep-25-11 04:12 PM   #13 
  - This article seems more relevant then ever right now  booley   Sep-25-11 04:20 PM   #16 
  - Mother Jones is a great investigative source.  Mimosa   Sep-25-11 04:33 PM   #18 
  - amazing what a half-million dollars in lobbying (bribes) will buy.  nashville_brook   Sep-25-11 05:55 PM   #33 
  - As a life long asthmatic, I don't see a big issue here, if every one stays calm ...  JoePhilly   Sep-25-11 04:28 PM   #17 
  - You are lucky.  Mimosa   Sep-25-11 04:37 PM   #20 
  - The cost has come down?  Frosty1   Sep-25-11 04:43 PM   #24 
  - Those costs are current and real , Frosty.  Mimosa   Sep-25-11 04:46 PM   #25 
  - It's not just the cost of the prescription inhalers,  Trillo   Sep-25-11 05:54 PM   #32 
  - Plus adults with asthma often fall under 'pre-existing' prohibitions on health insurance  Mimosa   Sep-25-11 06:17 PM   #42 
  - Just talked with my GF. She says you are 100% right, Trillo. n/t  Mimosa   Sep-25-11 07:46 PM   #55 
  - I'm sorry, that is simply wrong.  JoePhilly   Sep-25-11 07:59 PM   #56 
  - There's a 9 buck presrip inhaler from Glaxo. It's got 60 shots.  msanthrope   Sep-25-11 06:03 PM   #37 
  - We had the same problem...AND our insurance then reduced the no. of inhalers by half!  Neurotica   Sep-25-11 06:29 PM   #46 
  - Then your source sucks.  JoePhilly   Sep-25-11 08:05 PM   #57 
  - an increasing number of people aren't "in the system" to have prescriptions or doctors  nashville_brook   Sep-25-11 05:58 PM   #35 
  - Epinephrine doesn't help asthma sufferers...nt  msanthrope   Sep-25-11 06:07 PM   #38 
  - Ive never used an OTC inhaler  quakerboy   Sep-25-11 09:57 PM   #64 
  - primatene mist is probably the single most dangerous medication available otc  unblock   Sep-25-11 04:37 PM   #21 
  - The more I read on this topic, the more inclined I am to also believe this.  PeaceNikki   Sep-25-11 04:51 PM   #27 
  - Yup.  eggplant   Sep-25-11 06:08 PM   #39 
  - MD prof pal says all inhaler drugs have a risk of complications including fatal arrythmias.  Mimosa   Sep-25-11 06:31 PM   #48 
     - We're only talking about fast-acting "rescue" inhalers here.  eggplant   Sep-25-11 11:33 PM   #66 
        - No, the arguement is about using the current OTC stuff to MANAGE  JoePhilly   Sep-26-11 04:40 PM   #73 
  - Wasn't this ban on CFC's in inhalers done in 2008  MuseRider   Sep-25-11 04:50 PM   #26 
  - Public discussions about the use of CFCs for inhalers as early as January 2006  PeaceNikki   Sep-25-11 04:52 PM   #28 
     - Thank you :-) n/t  MuseRider   Sep-25-11 05:21 PM   #30 
  - I didn't know there were OTC inhalers, thought they were all rx'd. Epinephrine?  uppityperson   Sep-25-11 06:18 PM   #43 
  - Asthma has been one of the bees in Obama's bonnet for a while:  WinkyDink   Sep-25-11 06:24 PM   #44 
  - This started in 2006 and was passed in 2008.  PeaceNikki   Sep-25-11 06:26 PM   #45 
     - That does not refute my comment, given I quoted Obama speaking of it.  WinkyDink   Sep-25-11 06:31 PM   #47 
        - You linked nothing. And Obama's comment had nothing to do with Primatine Mist  PeaceNikki   Sep-25-11 06:37 PM   #49 
  - Did someone get tired of complaining about the light bulb thing?  jberryhill   Sep-25-11 06:54 PM   #51 
  - What do light bulbs have to do with asthma?  Mimosa   Sep-25-11 07:40 PM   #54 
     - You know absolutely nothing about my life  jberryhill   Sep-25-11 08:12 PM   #58 
  - Nothing to see here, folks...  durablend   Sep-25-11 07:04 PM   #52 
  - Yes it is.  MedicalAdmin   Sep-25-11 07:38 PM   #53 
  - +1  eShirl   Sep-25-11 09:18 PM   #62 
  - If you are depending on Primatene to control your asthma...  hunter   Sep-25-11 09:17 PM   #61 
  - Agreed.  eggplant   Sep-25-11 11:36 PM   #67 
  - After living in a country where you only need prescriptions if you need  JCMach1   Sep-26-11 02:25 AM   #69 
  - In Mexico I got 2 Symbicort inhalers and 4 Ventolin inhalers  XemaSab   Sep-26-11 03:08 AM   #70 
  - Fox's Weeklong Attack On Government Regulations Was Dreamed Up By Ailes  jberryhill   Sep-26-11 04:36 PM   #72 
  - I have been using primatene for 30 years. I have never had  juajen   Sep-26-11 06:12 PM   #74 
  - The OP is misleading. It's *already* been banned. Signed into law in 2008.  PeaceNikki   Sep-26-11 06:17 PM   #76 
     - I know  jberryhill   Sep-26-11 06:32 PM   #79 
  - a VERY useful discussion  dembotoz   Sep-26-11 06:37 PM   #80 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Sep-26-11 06:44 PM   #81 

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