Obama to Ban Over-The-Counter Asthma Inhalers, Endangering Millions!!!
No, of course this isn’t true. It’s just the Rightwing Attack Machine’s latest attempt to get their inbreds all riled up.
This much is true: the FDA is phasing out the sale of over-the-counter asthma inhalers. They’ll no longer be available after this year. But this has nothing to do with Obama or any other president. The FDA has been planning this since 2006.
The over-the-counter inhalers are being banned starting in 2012 because they contain chloroflouorocarbons (CFCs). There are other inhalers that contain the more environmentally-friendly hydrofluoroalkane, but these inhalers are only available through a prescription.
I think the whole thing sucks, but again it has nothing to do with Obama (or Bush). But that isn’t stopping this dickwad from turning the issue into Phase XXXVII of “Obama is taking away our Freedom!”
Mark Hemingway of the Weekly Standard has an article titled “Obama Administration Set to Ban Asthma Inhalers Over Environmental Concerns.”
The author got his information from an AP article which clearly states that this phase-out is coming from the FDA and not the White House. But who needs facts when the top priority is to get the teabaggers all fired up.