FDA CONSUMER HEALTH INFORMATION - Primatene Mist With Chlorofluorocarbons No Longer Available After Dec. 31, 2011

Mar 16, 2011, 14:49 ET from U.S. Food and Drug Administration

SILVER SPRING, Md., March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The only over-the-counter asthma inhaler sold in the United States will no longer be available next year as part of an international agreement to stop the use of substances that damage the environment.

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