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Asthma

23 September 2011

FDA bans CFCs in some inhalers

Health officials are banning the only asthma inhaler sold over the counter in the United States starting next year to prevent the use of products that harm the environment.

Health officials are banning the only asthma inhaler sold over the counter in the United States starting next year to prevent the use of products that harm the environment.

The inhaler, called Primatene Mist, is used for temporary relief of occasional symptoms of mild asthma and is the only FDA-approved inhaler sold over the counter without a prescription, the FDA said.

Millions use primatene mist

 

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Professor Keertan Dheda has received of several prestigious awards including the 2014 Oppenheimer Award, and has published over 160 peer-reviewed papers and holds 3 patents related to new TB diagnostic or infection control technologies. He serves on the editorial board of the journals PLoS One, the International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Medicine, Lancet Respiratory Diseases and Nature Scientific Reports, amongst others.Read his full biography at the University of Cape Town Lung Institute

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