Asthma Sufferers Forced Into More Expensive Medications By Obama’s EPA
What’s driving the cost of health care up, up, and up? Well, this may be only one instance, but it’s indicative of the type of thing that certainly contributes to it.
Asthma patients who rely on over-the-counter inhalers will need to switch to prescription-only alternatives as part of the federal government’s latest attempt to protect the Earth’s atmosphere.
The Food and Drug Administration said Thursday patients who use the epinephrine inhalers to treat mild asthma will need to switch by Dec. 31 to other types that do not contain chlorofluorocarbons, an aerosol substance once found in a variety of spray products.
But the switch to a greener inhaler will cost consumers more. Epinephrine inhalers are available via online retailers for around $20, whereas the alternatives, which contain the drug albuterol, range from $30 to $60.
Just what we need… artificial constraints raising the prices of life-preserving medications.