I would like to address the concerns you raised in your last comment:
First, no "answer" has been posted - only "question clarifications"
and "comments" by Google Researchers. If an "answer" were posted, you
would have been charged $50 already (which you haven't, because as you
noted, your question has not yet been answered.)
Second, your original question has not been misconstrued. The tablets
were posted as a "question clarification" to ensure that you were
aware of this alternative Primatene product (which you have now made
clear that you are.)
We share your frustration. There are a few Google Researchers who are
investing hours of time researching your question, without any
compensation. I have personally contacted all of the domestic retail
pharmacies via phone, countless online pharmacies in the U.S. as well
as a few online pharmacies in Canada looking for extra supplies of
Primatene mist inhalers, without any success. The reality is there may
be more than just a "big back-order" going on. The pharmacies I've
contacted indicated that Primatene has not given them any details of
when they expect to refill the shelves with inhalers or similar
products which - in November of 2002, given the "you may still
experience trouble finding Primatene® in your local store until the
end of the year" statement on the site - seems a little odd.
Savon, as well as a few other pharmacies I contacted, indicated that
Primatene personally purchased back their entire stock of inhalers
earlier this year from the Savon location I called, leading me to
believe that there is more than a "shortage of necessary components",
as the Primatene corporate link above suggests.
I would encourage you to have a little more faith in Google Answers.
We are trying to answer a question that is difficult to answer because
it involves finding a product that is not only no longer on store
shelves, but may have been gobbled up by the manufacturer for reasons
that are unclear at this time. On top of that, you are not accepting
ebay links, such as this one...
...as an answer. As you have not paid a cent yet for the considerable
research hours invested in your question, I would recommend checking
back with Google Answers in case an actual "Answer" - rather than
additional comments and question clarifications - are posted. Until
then, rest assured that we are doing our best to find any inhalers,
wherever they can be found, for you.