Primatene Mist Scare

For a long time, the FDA has wanted to ban Primatene mist because it uses chloroflourocarbons as a propellent.
They contend those little bottles are destroying the ozone layer.
I've read cows burping methane are destroying the ozone layer too. We still eat cows.
I went to Smith's Food King to by a Primatene Mist inhaler last night.
They told me it had been removed from the shelves.
During my next near fatal astma attack,
I must decide to die or lose everything I've got to medical professionals for what should be minor care. I don't know why professionals would put anybody in that position. I was able to purchase Primatene Tablets (which take longer to work), but I had to provide my drivers license which was keyed into Smiths database. Now my name exists on some lists that I don't want to be subscribed too.
According to what I've read, 3,000,000 people use Primatene to control their Asthma.
700,000 people use it because they have no health care. I would be one of those.
In effect, my last bottle of Albuterol, along with 5 antibiotics, and some steroids, cost me $700 with the doctor visit after all of the tests they seemed to need to confirm the obvious.
It was like a mechanic doing an alignment to fix a flat tire on an old car.
I suppose in a reach, the alignment could be the problem.
In the end, I called around. Primatene Mist is not banned yet.
Smith's Food King told me they had to remove it from the shelves.
Hopefully, the FDA will wait until another product hits the shelves before banning it.
For me, Primatene Mist is the only thing that controls my Asthma in Las Vegas.
Of course, I'm no doctor...I'm just a silly consumer who thinks Primatene helps.
Saturday, November 4, 2006 9:22:26 AM, From: Jim, To: Stories