December 31, 2008

THANKS, SAM:

Wal-Mart To Sell Cheaper Inhaler (David Goodhue, 12/31/08, AHN)

Inhalers must now use hydrofluoroalkane to propel the medication. These inhalers are significantly more expensive than CFC inhalers. Many health advocates say the higher prices may prompt some patients to go without essential medication.

Wal-Mart says it has the answer.

"While some HFA inhalers may sell for as much as $60 for certain brands, our $9 ReliOn Ventolin HFA inhaler will ease the financial burden for sufferers of asthma who should not go without these life-saving medications," Sandy Kinsey, Walmart's divisional merchandise manager for pharmacy, said in a statement.

Posted by Orrin Judd at December 31, 2008 2:02 PM
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