[list] RE: Viruses Alerts, Medication recalls and other SCARY MESSAGES

M Haller msfoxbat at mscc.huji.ac.il
Wed Feb 9 10:43:39 CST 2005

This one looks real -- the FDA website says the following: 
    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is taking steps to remove phenylpropanolamine (PPA) from all drug products and has requested that all drug companies discontinue marketing products containing PPA. In addition, FDA has issued a public health advisory concerning phenylpropanolamine. 
Check it out yourself at: http://www.fda.gov/cder/drug/infopage/ppa/default.htm

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Larry Rublin" <lrublin at degel.com>
To: <list at shemesh.co.il>
Sent: Wednesday, February 09, 2005 6:26 PM
Subject: [list] RE: Viruses Alerts,Medication recalls and other SCARY MESSAGES

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Shoshana Tate [mailto:shoshanatate at yahoo.com] 
> Sent: Wednesday, February 09, 2005 3:43 PM
> To: list at shemesh.co.il
> Subject: [list] Medication Recall
> Someone passed this on to me and I'm passing it on to the list. Also,
> somebody else who knows told me that Robitussin is not Kosher anyway. 
> All drugs containingPHENYLPROPANOLAMINE
> All drugs containing PHENYLPROPANOLAMINE are being recalled.  You may want
> to try calling the 800 number listed on most drug boxes and inquire about a
> REFUND.  Please read this CAREFULLY.  Also, please pass this on to everyone
> you know.
> STOP TAKINGanything containing this ingredient.  It has been linked to
> increased hemorrhagic stroke (bleeding in the brain) among women ages 18-49
> in the three days
> after starting use of medication. Problems were not found in men, however,
> the FDA
> rec ommended that everyone (even children) seek an alternative medicine.
> The following medications contain Phenylpropanolamine:
> Acutrim Diet Gum Appetite Suppressant
> Acutrim Plus Dietary Supplements
> Acu trim Maximum Strength Appetite Control
> Alka-Seltzer Plus Children's Cold Medicine
> Effervescent
> Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold medicine (cherry or orange)
> Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold Medicine Original
> Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold & Cough Medicine
> Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold & Flu Medicine
> Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold & Sinus Effervescent
> Alka Seltzer Plus Night-Time Cold Medicine
> BC Allergy Sinus Cold Powder
> BC Sinus Cold Powder
> Comtrex Flu Therapy & Fever Relief
> Day &Night Contac 12-Hour Cold Capsules
> Contac 12 Hour Caplets
> Coricidin D Cold, Flu & Sinus
> Dexatrim Caffeine Free
> Dexatrim Extended Duration
> Dexatrim Gelcaps
> Dexatrim Vitamin C/Caffeine Free
> Dimetapp Cold & Allergy Chewable Tablets
> Dimetapp Cold & Cough Liqui-Gels
> Dimetapp DM Cold & Cough Elixir
> Dimetapp Elixir
> Dimetapp 4 Hour Liquid Gels
> Dimetapp 4 Hour Tablets
> Dimetapp 12 Hour Extentabs Tablets
> Naldecon DX Pediatric Drops
> Permathene Mega-16
> Robitussin CF
> Tavist-D 12 Hour Relief of Sinus & Nasal Congestion
> Triaminic DM Cough Relief
> Triaminic Expectorant Ches t & Head
> Triaminic Syrup Cold & Allergy
> Triaminic Triaminicol Cold & Cough
> I just found out and called the 800# on the container for Triaminic and
> they informed me that they are voluntari! ly recalling the following
> medicines because of a certain ingredient that is causing strokes and
> seizures in children:
> Orange 3D Cold &Allergy Cherry (Pink)
> 3D Cold &Cough Berry
> 3D Cough Relief Yellow 3D Expectorant
> They are asking you to call them at800-548-3708with the lot number on the
> box so they can send you postage for you to send it back to them, and they
> will also issue
> you a refund.
> If you know of anyone else with small children, PLEASE PASS THIS ON.  THIS
> They can then pass it along to their families. j
> To confirm these findings please take time to check the following:
> URL: Phenylpropanolamine Information Page
> http://wwwfda.gov/cder/drug/infopage/ppa/default.htm
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