Tag Archives: pseudoephedrine

Primatene Mist Pulled Off Market. Now What?

By Harriet Spitzer-Picker As a Certifed Asthma Educator (AE-C), I am required to learn the history of asthma medications and the latest treatment options.  A significant new development is one that we have anticipated for a long time—the withdrawal at the end of 2011 of the over-the-counter rescue inhaler, Primatene Mist, from the market.  Primatene […]

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Pseudoephedrine—pseudo-controversy or real?

Dr. Paul Ehrlich As our faithful readers are aware, we take a backseat to no one when it comes to endorsing over-the-counter medicine when it is effective and safe. However, one element that pulls us up short is the drug pseudoephedrine, sold most familiarly as Sudafed, which has for generations been a fast and cheap […]

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