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Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Give Me a Break...

The FDA wants to pull the over-the-counter inhalors off the shelves.

Why?

To protect the ozone layer.

Asthma sufferers may not be able to buy nonprescription inhalers much longer because the devices contain propellants that harm the ozone layer.

I believe in a clean environment just as much as anybody else.

But this is ridiculous and expensive bureaucracy.

Getting rid of those inhalors would be like...

...like mopping up ant pee.

Gee whiz...

later...

5 Comments:

Blogger AB5SY said...

Follow the fat evelopes as they exchange hands in D,C. I smell big pharmasuitical Co. behind this. If the Government was so concerned about the ozone.....why not do away with the combustable engine?

January 25, 2006 9:38 AM  
Blogger It's me, T.J. said...

I believe that there is a "special interest group" involved here, but I'm not so sure that it is a pharmaceutical company.

What is the most disconcerting about this are the people who are dependent on these non-prescription inhalers.

The people who don't have health insurance or $$'s in their pockets to see a doctor.

Since we can't sue the FDA, who would be responsible for an asthma related death due to the lack of availability of a bronchodilator?

This kind of stuff makes me wonder about the 'story behind the story'.

Did a lobbyist make someone 'important' upset and so now they're getting back at them?

Sensibilities take a backseat to politics.

later...

January 25, 2006 12:22 PM  
Blogger Moof said...

Common sense just isn't ... well, common anymore. This over the top silliness is just too sad.

Pretty soon, they're going to try to outlaw beans and brocolli to prevent pollution ... 0.o

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January 25, 2006 3:38 PM  
Blogger AB5SY said...

They'll have to pry my beans from my cold dead........what am I saying........sorry about.......lol

January 25, 2006 9:52 PM  
Blogger Moof said...

erm ... *cough* ... *swats at William surreptitiously* ... 0.o

Sorry TJ ... >:-)

January 26, 2006 8:21 AM  

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