Is the FDA's PPA Scare BS?

Posted by bobbapink on Feb 09, 2002 at 22:40 (

Re: US Food and Drug Amin: to remove Phenylpropanolamine. (Mike Kremer)

A related article from the junkman, Steve Milloy:

“Ready-aim-fire” must be the Food and Drug Administration’s motto. The FDA again is using premature science to force from the market popular consumer health care products.

The targets this time are cold medicines and appetite suppressants — including such brand names as Acutrim, Alka-Seltzer, Comtrex, Contac, Dexatrim, Dimetapp, Robitussin CF and Triaminic — that contain phenylpropanolamine (PPA). The move follows a new study by Yale University researchers reporting a slightly increased risk of stroke among young women who used PPA-containing products.

But “plop-plop, fizz-fizz,” oh what junk it is. The study doesn’t credibly implicate PPA as causing stroke. Even accepting the results at face value, the claimed risk is essentially trivial.

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