Next Safety, Inc. Announces New Air-Based Asthma Medication Inhaler That Does Not Use A Refrigerant Propellant

Published: Dec 18, 2008

Medical News Today -- Inhalers used for delivering albuterol, a fast-acting bronchial dialator, currently use propellants such as ozone-depleting CFC's, which are banned by the FDA beginning December 31st, 2009, or replacement HFA's. Both propellants are also used as industrial refrigerants and eject the medicine, albuterol, at near-supersonic speeds.

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