A recent statement from the FDA announced a ban on over-the-counter epinephrine inhalers because of the effects on the environment. This announcement follows the United States decision to ban products containing CFCs, which are in the inhalers. University of Florida Pharmacy Professor Leslie Hendeles says inhalers shouldn’t be sold over-the-counter anyway.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FPAsthmaInhalersFINAL.mp3]
Florida Gov. Rick Scott said for the first time Monday that he supports having the state acquire thousands of acres to build a reservoir system south of Lake Okeechobee to help battle toxic algal blooms.