Can we have some sanity on the inhaler story please?

Right now, the US press is full of stories about how asthma sufferers are going to be bankrupted because Barack Obama’s EPA has banned cheap asthma inhalers containing CFCs, in order to benefit big pharma. Being asthmatic, I happen to know something about this subject. First off, the OTC inhalers which are no longer going to be available are pure epinephrine inhalers. Doctors in most countries don’t even prescribe those any more; they prefer other drugs, the most common of which is salbutamol or albuterol, sold under the famous brand name Ventolin.