September 26th, 2011, Fairfax, VA—Americans for Limited Government President Bill Wilson today issued the following statement condemning the Food and Drug Administration's decision to ban the use of over-the-counter epinephrine asthma inhalers effective Dec. 31:
"This is a telling decision by the FDA to ban the use of these asthma inhalers, as it places a higher priority on spurious and questionable effects on the atmosphere than on protecting human life itself. Why is the Food and Drug Administration concerned with promoting the radical environmentalist agenda?
"Now 25 million asthma sufferers in the U.S. will have to pay more for non- epinephrine inhalers, all to supposedly save the atmosphere. That is because the alternative inhalers are only available via prescription. So, in addition to paying more for the inhaler, the cost of the doctor's visit and insurance costs must also be taken into account.
"Once government agencies begin placing higher primacy on the near-religious 'green agenda' than on saving lives, it ceases all its legitimate functions. We need to reconsider the far-reaching international accords we have entered into, and just what they mean to preserving our species."