Several calls this morning: Why do I need a doctor's prescription for a nebulizer?
Almost everyone looking to purchase a nebulizer asks this question. The answer is simple: because it's the law. Nebulizers are regulated by the FDA just like the prescription medication you use in it. Sometimes it's hard to be opened minded about why things are the way they are.
Why all the fuss?
- The clinical answer is because we wouldn't want you to do damage to your lungs with improper usage.
- The real-world answer is because drug addicts find the nebulizer as a sure-fire way to get their illicit drugs down deep into their lungs.
Can you say STUPID!