Discontinued OTC asthma med may make comeback

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OTC inhaler Primatene Mist officially left the building in August 2013, just over two years after it was banned because the prescription-free asthma inhaler's chlorofluorocarbons violated environmental regulations.

Regulatory Focus reports that the last of the inhalers was officially off the market this summer, but that a Federal Register notice indicates the FDA's Pulmonary-Allergy Drugs Advisory Committee is set to consider an OTC replacement Feb. 25. The new Primatene Mist is currently operating under the name Primatene HFA.

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