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Saturday, September 24, 2011

Over-the-counter asthma inhalers banned after December 31st

Did Armstrong Pharmaceutical not pay enough kickback to President Obama's campaign?

Well, I had to wonder that, given that the federal government is BANNING Primatene Mist from being sold after this coming December 31st! If you're an asthma sufferer, you're gonna have to get a doctor's prescription in order to purchase an inhaler that doesn't use a CFC agent as its propellant.

Yeah you're inferring correctly, Dear Reader: the Environmental Protection Agency, in collusion with the Food and Drug Administration, have decreed that those little asthma inhalers are dangerous to the ozone layer. I suppose that while you're gasping for breath on the way to your physician, that you can take heart knowing that the Obama Administration is sacrificing your good health for sake of a polar bear or spotted owl.

But seriously: What. The. F-CK?!?

It was twenty years ago this summer that Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines erupted. That one volcanic event spewed more toxic chemicals into the atmosphere than all of human activity in the past century (to say nothing of other eruptions, like Mount St. Helens and similar incidents). The Earth's atmosphere has suffered far greater detriment because of geological activity than anything we could possibly do on our own... and yet the ozone layer has not only survived but it has also repaired itself.

And now Obama's government expects us to believe that those tiny asthma inhalers... which are needed by millions of people... are a dire environmental threat?!

What the hell has happened to my country? More to the point: what has happened to us? The citizens of America didn't use to put up with bullshit like this.

(Yeah I said "bullshit". A word that I use extremely rarely. I honestly can't find a better word to express my incredulity at this situation.)


Anonymous said...

Invalid political rant. The decision to phase out this product was made in 2006.

Chris Knight said...

How in the hell is this a "political" rant at all?!?

Who has had an administration since January 20th, 2009? It ain't been George W. Bush. Regardless of WHO is President at this time, it's STILL a horridly bad move.

But I am glad, anonymous, that you have helped me illustrate a point that has been something which has always been held as true on The Knight Shift...

...namely, that there is NO difference at all between the Democrat and Republican parties. One is as full of bullsh-t as the other.