Epinephrine inhalers will be phased out after December 31, 2011 in order to comply with an international agreement signed by the United States, according to news sources.
These inhalers, which relieve mild asthma symptoms, are the only kind that can be sold without a prescription. The inhaler uses CFC to inject the medicine from the inhaler into a user’s lungs.
However, under the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, an international agreement, no substances which deplete the ozone layer are allowable, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
This notice was first given to the public in November of 2008.
If you rely on one of these inhalers to relieve yourself of asthmatic symptoms, it’s important to talk to a health care professional about getting a prescription.
As a Los Angeles personal injury lawyer, I urge everyone who uses these advices to act now. If you don’t have a regular heath care professional you use, you can visit a health center, clinic, community health center, or a minute clinic located in a pharmacy in order to get a prescription for an inhaler. As a product liability lawyer, I hope everyone is able to get access to the medicine they need to maintain their health.