A popular inhaler is no longer available over the counter - KCBD NewsChannel 11

A popular inhaler is no longer available over the counter. Since December 31st, the FDA has banned Primatene Mist for environmental reasons since it includes a chemical compound that poses a danger to the ozone layer.

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What does that mean to asthma patients, who might have relied on that over the counter remedy? Dr. Rishi Raj, a pulmonologist at the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center, says Primatine Mist was not a good choice for asthma patients anyway.

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