Re: Is the FDA's PPA Scare BS?

Posted by bobbapink on Feb 10, 2002 at 21:49 (

Re: Is the FDA's PPA Scare BS? (Amaranth Rose)

I'm not sure I'm totally in favor of removing it from the marketplace. I might be more inclined to take a middle ground of attempting to make people more aware of the hazards, either by education or by use of warning labelling. It might also warrant a change to prescription only availability, on the grounds that it is becoming a drug of abuse.

My thoughts exactly. Have you considered that more sinister actors are involved in all of this? Specifically, some one or few specific drug companies with a good degree of FDA influence who are looking to market a similar compound still under the protection of patent? Iím not offering this as an accusation, just a possibility.

The problem I perceive with Phenylpropanolamine is that it has effects on the brain as well as the sinuses,...

I tend agree in part. Why do to the entire body what only needs done to the sinuses. Still, has convenience no role in medicine? Especially when said convenience is, for all practical proven purposes, harmless. Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold Medicine happens to be my cold medicine of choice in the early or mid day. Nose drops and such are quite bothersome and frankly, not very appealing.

Öand it can act in synergy with other substances, both over-the-counter and prescription, to produce extremely unexpected results in some persons.

Or an Expected Result! Nothing is for a cold than better than AS+CM and a couple of beers. It may not cure it but it makes enduring it almost a privilege.

If you're familiar with the term "drug induced psychosis", I need say no more.

I know of no instance where phenylpropanolwhateverall has been linked to any type of psychosis. Have you a link.

And while the drug may wear off in a few days, the results of one's actions while under its influence can have much further reaching consequences.

In the case of phenylpropanolwhateverall, what kind of consequences?

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