Sunday, October 23, 2011

OBAMA'S EPA NOW IMAGINING THINGS TO DISRUPT OUR LIVES


ASTHMA INHALERS ARE BEING OUTLAWED!
American Conservative:

In the Obama administration's consistent effort to act as our omnipotent nannies, the asthma inhaler Primatene Mist is being banned from store shelves, beginning January 1st, 2012.

In just about two months, you will no longer be able to purchase this life-saving device! Instead, the Food & Drug Administration (FDA), along with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), are insisting that asthma patients rely on costly doctor appointments and prescriptions, and use their "environmentally-friendly" inhalers that are less effective and possibly dangerous! 

Environmentalists claim Primatene Mist's chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) propellant is harmful to the ozone layer - even though there is no relevant proof of this being true.

And to make matters worse, the new inhalers being promoted by the FDA (and ONLY available by prescription) use a propellant called hydrofluoroalkane (HFA). HFA inhalers differ from CFC inhalers in:
  • Priming. When you first use an HFA inhaler, or if you haven't used it in awhile, you need to "prime" the pump by spraying a dose or doses into the air to make sure you are getting the accurate dose of medication.
  • Inhaling. HFA inhalers don't spray out as forcefully, which causes some users to wonder if they are getting the proper amount of medication; which means someone suffering an attack may use too much or not enough!
  • Cleaning. HFA inhalers need to be cleaned MORE OFTEN than CFC inhalers.
  • Convenience. Asthmatics will lose the convenience of being able to purchase an inhaler that is widely available at their local stores and online, and instead will have to depend upon doctor visits and prescriptions for access to this life-saving device.
  • Cost. Primatene Mist sells for a low cost and is widely available. The alternative inhalers that the government is pushing cost up to THREE TIMES as much, AND since they are only available by prescription, they require costly doctor visits on top of the product cost.
Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC) has introduced an amendment to stop funding for the ban and keep Primatene Mist on the market. DeMint's spokesman said,

"The ban ... puts environmental concerns ahead of concerns for the estimated 3 million American asthma sufferers who use these inhalers."

The government has no business in our healthcare decisions. Unless we act quickly, in about two months asthma sufferers will be unable to purchase Primatene Mist over the counter, leaving them susceptible to suffocation and death. CLICK HERE to FAX CONGRESS NOW and ask them to support Senator DeMint's amendment in the Senate, and take similar action in the House to STOP THE BAN on Primatene Mist. Millions of American lives depend on it! We must act quickly to stop this intrusion! 

The Obama administration is determined to make healthcare more expensive for Americans. What's next? A pollution tax on sneezing or coughing?

The National Campaign to Save CFC Asthma Inhalers reports that the Environmental Protection Agency ADMITTED that CFC inhalers were banned not because they themselves posed any threat to the environment, but only for political expediency.
The National Campaign also states:
  • There is no evidence that the small amounts of CFC inhaler emissions (even at their global peak usage) were capable of perceptibly depleting the ozone layer.
  • The FDA's own MedWatch data shows that CFC inhalers are much safer than the replacement HFA inhalers.
  • The HFA-134a propellant gas was never tested by itself in asthma and pulmonary patients. Many physicians believe that their asthma, COPD and cystic fibrosis patients are allergic to the HFA propellant gas.
  • The HFA inhalers usually contain corn-sourced ethanol as a solvent, and it has been clearly established that ethanol and/or corn residue can actually cause bronchoconstriction.

The government has no business in our healthcare decisions. Unless we act quickly, in about two months asthma sufferers will be unable to purchase Primatene Mist over the counter, leaving them susceptible to suffocation and death. CLICK HERE to FAX CONGRESS NOW and ask them to support Senator DeMint's amendment in the Senate, and take similar action in the House to STOP THE BAN on Primatene Mist. Millions of American lives depend on it! We must act quickly to stop this intrusion! 

In 2006, an FDA panel voted that Primatene Mist did not serve an essential health need…despite the fact that 3 million American men, women and children rely on it to save their lives in the middle of an asthma attack!

Without access to these inhalers, these sufferers are at risk of suffocation and death … yet, it is more important to the FDA and the EPA that we play politics and "protect" the Earth's atmosphere - not take care of American lives.

Asthma attacks can occur at any time, and without immediate relief, they put the sufferer in a life-threatening situation. The House and Senate need to work together to stop this ban from taking effect. We have less than two months to get this done!

If we let them come for this product, what other things will we be asked to sacrifice when they decide something is "bad" for the environment? If we don't speak up, Obama's intrusive regulations will continue.

Please, help Conservative Action Alerts keep Primatene Mist on the shelves and keep the government out of our medicine cabinets.

Conservative Action Alerts
www.ConservativeActionAlerts.com

The FDA and the EPA are insisting that asthma patients rely on costly doctor appointments and prescriptions, and use more "environmentally-friendly" inhalers that are less effective and possibly dangerous! We have less than two months to insist the House and Senate work together to stop this ban! Send your Faxes today! 

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