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Saturday, September 24, 2011

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.

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Blogger Snave said...

Gol-durned Muslim wants my kids to die of asthma attacks, and he wants to kill my mom, too!!

September 24, 2011 at 6:07 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Snave: It's one of Obama's Death Panels. Sarah Palin was right.

September 25, 2011 at 1:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

While the Bush Medicare Plan allows Drug Companies to legally charge inflated prices for real serious and life saving drugs - these idiots rather harp on paying a little more for inhalers.

Please let this madness stop!


September 25, 2011 at 3:20 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Erik: LOL. It's the same madness where gas goes up to $5 a gallon and nobody complains, but when the gas tax goes up by 3 cents, these same people scream bloody murder.

September 25, 2011 at 5:14 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

something like the bridge in McConnell's and Boehners district that plans had been drawn already to build a new one in 2015 that Obama was preaching about,or maybe he was just auditioning g for a role on the Sopranos.

See everyone exaggerates here and there.

September 25, 2011 at 5:41 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

Obviously Erik never had to pay for an inhaler.

September 25, 2011 at 5:42 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

"Obviously Erik never had to pay for an inhaler." And you know this because?

I've bought a few of the over-the-counter inhalers, the ones that are being phased out. They're expensive enough. I've heard the prescription one is less effective and costs 2 or 3 times as much.

From my own experience, "natural" remedies work almost as well: horehound, or eating a large spoonful of horseradish.

September 25, 2011 at 6:55 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

We're not talking about sinus infections Tom.

September 26, 2011 at 7:31 AM  

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