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FDA Proposes Elimination of Seven Metered-Dose Inhaler Compounds

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FDA is proposing that seven drugs used in metered-dose inhalers no longer be considered essential for the treatment of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Without such status, the drugs will no longer be exempt from regulations banning the use of chlorofluorocarbons in aerosol containers and will have to come off the market

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