Saturday, December 6, 2008

FDA Wants More Asthma Inhalers To Go CFC Free

Current ("old") inhalers use chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) propellants. Because CFCs damage the ozone layer, the FDA will prohibit the sale of CFC inhalers commonly used in the treatment of asthma and other respiratory conditions. This NewsChief article reports that the FDA intends to ban even more CFC-containing inhalers in the future, "Deadlines for other inhalers to go eco-friendly." Here are the highlights that you'll want to know about . . .

  • The most commonly used inhalers (used on a daily basis) go CFC-free by end of 2008
  • Other types of inhalers targeted to go CFC-free after 2008 include: Cromolyn, nedocromil, Combivent, metaproterenol, pirbuterol, flunisolide, triamcinolone, epinephrine.
  • FDA final decisions are pending to give manufacturers enough time to reformulate
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