New Rules and Possible Shortages Could Spur Drug-Delivery Innovation

Nov 16, 2007 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Pharma. & Medical Packaging News

Generic albuterol inhalers utilizing CFC propellants are already informing users that they will soon be discontinued. via Pharma. & Medical Packaging News

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Susan

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Nov 25, 2007
 
The change in Albuterol Inhalers was certainly not a good change at least for me personally. I am all for helping the environment but, I won't be able to help if I cannot get asthma relief when I need it. I had not heard about the change of propellant by anyone until I went to refill my inhaler and was told, "Oh, by the way, the inhaler is different and now costs full price because now there is no generic." Excuse me, what? Unfortunately for me and so many others the need for a good inhaler is prominent in our lives and truth be told - the "new" ones with the changed propellent - suck! When the need arises for help from my inhaler, having to inhale the medicine with greater force is like trying suck a stone through a straw! I've had COPD for a long time and I know how and when I need to use my inhaler or any other medicines for this disease. It is difficult enough without punishing me for our depleted ozone layer through my medication. Take away my hairspray! Take away my spray deodorant!(I know it's already been done.) These things I don't need to live day to day. Give me a break!
Susan

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Nov 26, 2007
 
The change in Albuterol Inhalers was certainly not a good change at least for me personally. I am all for helping the environment but, I won't be able to help if I cannot get asthma relief when I need it. I had not heard about the change of propellant by anyone until I went to refill my inhaler and was told, "Oh, by the way, the inhaler is different and now costs full price because now there is no generic." Excuse me, what? Unfortunately for me and so many others the need for a good inhaler is prominent in our lives and truth be told - the "new" ones with the changed propellent - suck! When the need arises for help from my inhaler, having to inhale the medicine with greater force is like trying suck a stone through a straw! I've had COPD for a long time and I know how and when I need to use my inhaler or any other medicines for this disease. It is difficult enough without punishing me for our depleted ozone layer through my medication. Take away my hairspray! Take away my spray deodorant!(I know it's already been done.) These things I don't need to live day to day. Give me a break!

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Nov 26, 2007
 
Ok i have a question.. how do they say it is depleting the ozone if the spray goes right into the persons mouth and body. its not like says hairspray where you spray it on the air..

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Nov 26, 2007
 
Good question moody12883. Makes no sense to me!
Art

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Nov 26, 2007
 
Susan, forgive me for being concise- but I type with one finger and have typed this about 100 times on various threads:

1) Go to the petition (link below) and read it to learn about this issue

2)SIGN IT

3) FILE AN ON-LINE MEDWATCH COMPLAINT against the HFA inhaler you don't like- link is on upper right corner of petition, takes 3 minutes- this is CRITICAL to save CFC inhalers

4) use yellow button at the bottom to forward the petition to everyone who cares about you

5) CALL GILLESPIE'S PHARMACY (right side of petition) to get some Warrick CFC inhaler if you need it and can't get it locally.

TUVOK- it doesn't deplete the ozone (explained on the petition- that's lie)... BUT- it DOES get exhaled intact into the air and makes its way up but in amounts too small to harm the ozone.

IT'T IMPORTANT FOR US TO MAINTAIN OUR CREDIBILITY SO WE HAVE TO STOP TALKING NONSENSE ABOUT CFCs IN HAIR SPRAY, PAINT, CARS, REFRIGERATORS- THERE'S ONLY CFCs (in the US) in INHALERS and the SPACE SHUTTLE/TITAN ROCKET PROGRAM.

http://tinyurl.com/yphmp4
Art

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Nov 26, 2007
 
Susan- last comment was NOT directed at you- too many people still talk about this and we need to stay informed so we're taken seriously.

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Nov 27, 2007
 
Art - Many thanks for the info. Having just learned about the change in my inhaler I had no specifics on this topic. So it seems - talk is cheap, with knowledge comes power.
Art

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Nov 27, 2007
 
You're welcome, Sus02.

And Moody- my comments were not directed to you either- and I have no idea how I confused you with someone else- sorry.
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Feb 5, 2013
 
I have ordered prescription drugs (without a prescription) online from http://inhousegeneric.info about two years ago, and was pleased with the speed and quality of service.
I'm thinking of doing the same thing with my medication. The meds is expensive, but there is a generic version available overseas.
I love the idea of taking responsibility for my own health (or lack of health) and skipping the bureaucracy... to say nothing of having to drive to the doctor, wait in line, yet again, to get a prescription refilled.
Kennedy

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Apr 20, 2013
 
i wrote:
I have ordered prescription drugs (without a prescription) online from http://inhousegeneric.info about two years ago, and was pleased with the speed and quality of service.
I'm thinking of doing the same thing with my medication. The meds is expensive, but there is a generic version available overseas.
I love the idea of taking responsibility for my own health (or lack of health) and skipping the bureaucracy... to say nothing of having to drive to the doctor, wait in line, yet again, to get a prescription refilled.
http://inhousegeneric.info very clear and informative site, simple ordering process and very fast delivery. All round excellent service - will use again.
Desmond

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Aug 15, 2013
 
Naturally, I am skeptical of everything online. http://inhousegeneric.com is legitimate. I placed my first order for the smallest amount possible. It arrived sooner than expected. I didn't pay the extra money for speedy air mail. I placed another order that was much larger and it came right on time. I will definitely use this company again for even larger orders now that I trust them. They also give you discounts every time you place an order which is cool. One thing to keep in mind is if you place a larger order, they will send half in one shipment, and then the other half after that to avoid customs scrutinizing your package. I am very happy, I no longer need to pay tons of money to see a doctor and therapist (and have them tell me a bunch of stuff I already know) in order to get my medication.

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