A Stupid, Costly Regulation Obama Should Kill

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Barack Obama is on the hunt for stupid, unnecessary regulations that the government should get rid of, Politico’s Playbook reported Tuesday morning.I have a suggestion: kill the rule that is forcing everyone, including the government (and, by extension, taxpayers), to pay way more for life-saving asthma inhalers than we did 10 years ago.

In 2009, at the urging of the drug lobby, the EPA started banning asthma inhalers that run on ozone-depleting CFC aerosols. As a result, inhaler prices jumped from as little as $5 to as much as $60. 

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