Fox Nation Blames "Obama's FDA" For Legislation Passed Under Bush To Comply With Treaty Signed By Reagan

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A Fox Nation headline is blaming "Obama's FDA" for removing inhalers propelled by Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) -- but the law requiring this type of inhaler to be taken off the shelf was passed in 2005 -- during the Bush Administration -- to comply with a treaty signed in 1988 -- by President Reagan.

In announcing that Primatine Mist would no longer be available in the United States starting in 2012, the Food and Drug Administration made clear that the decision-making process dated to the Bush administration. Indeed, in May 2008, The New York Times reported:

The change -- mandated by the federal government in 2005, to go into effect next Jan. 1 -- is to comply with the 1987 treaty to protect the earth's ozone layer. It bans most uses of chlorofluorocarbons, or CFCs, which are used as propellants in many inhalers. [The New York Times 5/12/08]

That treaty was signed by President Reagan in 1988.

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