Tuesday, January 24, 2006

The latest people the feds want to suffer: asthma patients

An FDA advisory panel decided, by majority vote, to recommend the FDA effectively ban nonprescription inhalers, including Primatene Mist, because they contain CFCs. And as public schools, big media and international scientists have brainwashed us into believing, chlorofluorocarbons destroy the ozone layer.

You can't make this stuff up. It only takes eleven government bureaucrats to decide that millions of Americans need to pay more money, and go through greater inconvenience, because of propellants' unproven effects. Since there's a strong possibility the "ozone hole" could be cyclical atmospheric conditions going back thousands of years, I find it criminal that a government agency can deny people ready relief of a possibly fatal affliction, and dictate to asthma suffers how and from whom they can obtain medicine.

Doctors have a selfish reason to prefer prescription inhalers over nonprescription substitutes. It means more patients must come to them for prescriptions. If they cannot afford it, chances are that Medicaid or a state program (like MediCal or New York's Medicaid) will cover it. The doctors don't really care, of course, that taxpayers will shoulder the burden. Fitting with my theme of the last several days, it's another example of people having the immorality, not just selfishness, to use the law to take the property of other people.


Blogger Scorpius said...

This really makes no sense; the amount in inhalers is miniscule at best or it would be dangerous to the person inhaling it, plus there is the fact that it is taken internally and has no way of getting into the atmosphere (save for infinitesimal amounts that escape from misfires). Enviro-ideology run amok.

Wednesday, January 25, 2006 12:59:00 AM  

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