Phenylpropanolamine (PPH) Lawyer: Decongestant Causes Stroke
Phenylpropanolamine, or PPH, used to be an active ingredient in many over the counter nasal decongestants and weight control drug products. The FDA pulled phenylpropanolamine off the market in May of 2000 when a Yale University School of Medicine study found that patients using PPH were at a higher risk of hemorrhagic stroke, or bleeding of the brain. By then it had been in popular use for many years, but because strokes are such serious and unpredictable afflictions and safer alternative drugs readily available, the FDA alerted customers to the danger and issued a recall on phenylpropanolamine.
The Yale University study found that women were at a higher risk of hemorrhaging and stroke than men, but that men were still at increased risk. The products using PPH were varied, but they all should have listed phenylpropanolamine as an active ingredient on the label and it is almost entirely unavailable in the US market. Recently forwarded email chains have warned of dozens of products that contain PPH, but this list is outdated and the products on this list have already removed phenylpropanolamine as a drug ingredient.
Some people maintain that the FDA was being overly cautious in removing phenylpropanolamine from the market, citing its years of successful use. PPH was only found to increase the risk of stroke during the first three days of use and mostly in female study participants. It is still an active ingredient in many drugs produced and sold outside of the United States, though it is generally unavailable in the US.
If you or someone you love has suffered a stroke while using phenylpropanolamine (PPH) or experienced any other negative side effects, contact a lawyer to discuss the PPH recall and your specific situation.
If you have any questions or concerns about filing a PPH lawsuit, please contact a professional Phenylpropanolamine attorney right away!
This RSS feed URL is deprecated, please update. New URLs can be found in the footers at https://news.google.com/news
MRI scans shows promise in predicting dementia - Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
Stanford Medicine magazine reports on ways digital technology is transforming health care - Stanford Medical Center Report
5 Risks to Avoid When Purchasing Discount Medicines Online
With the increasing price of prescription medications, many consumers are finding it more difficult to afford the price of prescriptions. Due to this, a large number of such consumers are looking for alternate ways to find affordable medications.
Rebound Headache - Stop The Cycle
You've been getting headaches. Finally, you find some medications that are making a difference.
Risperdal Side Effects: Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome NMS
Risperdal is an atypical anti-psychotic drug that balances the levels of dopamine and serotonin in the brain. It helps to stabilize patients with mental illness including the manic stages of bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.
Considerations in Distance Education for the Medical Assistant Instructor
Medical Assistant distance education is emerging to meet the demands of a new generation of students in the twenty first century. St.
Coumadin Users Can Avoid Unnecessary Complications By Wearing Identification
The police arrive at the accident scene promptly. A driver has run his automobile into a guardrail while exiting a highway.
SUPERLASIK- Enhance Your Vision; Safer Than LASIK
Things are moving forward and new and advanced procedures are being developed for those who originally could not receive the standard Lasik procedure. Dr.
"Do you suffer from Osteoarthritis? Here's how to tell!"
The most common type of arthritis is osteoarthritis (OA). This type of arthritis is commonly referred to as wear and tear arthritis or degenerative arthritis.
Generic DrugsGeneric Online Pharmacies started making a big impact on the net since the mid to late 90's. This has allowed the prescription drug buyer to save hundreds with the click of a mouse.
Acetylcholinesterase Inhibitors (AChEIs)for the Treatment of Moderate and
Checklist of Treatments for Alzheimer's DiseasePart 1 of 8For approximately ten years, I have cared for a parent with slowly advancing Alzheimer's disease. Contrary to all of the horror stories portrayed in the national media, I have found that the burden of caring for an Alzheimer's sufferer is less onerous than I originally expected.
Alzheimers Toxin May Be Key To Slowing Disease
Australian scientists say they have identified a toxin which plays a key role in the onset of Alzheimer's, raising hope that a drug targeting the toxin could be developed to slow the degenerative brain disease.The toxin, called quinolinic acid, kills nerve cells in the brain, leading to dysfunction and death, the scientists said.
Overview of FDA Recalled Drug - BEXTRA
Bextra, also known as valdecoxib, is a prescription medicine known as a COX-2 Inhibitor. Like Vioxx and Celebrex, it supposedly lessen the pain of inflammation and fever without causing stomach irritation common to aspirin and other NSAIDs (Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs).
Give Me Accutane or Give Me Death: The Politics of Prescriptions
Any teenager will tell you that acne can drive you crazy, but is it dismal enough to drive you to kill yourself? Since its market debut in 1982, enraged parents and lawyers have implicated Accutane in the hospitalizations and suicide deaths of over 200 teenagers in the US.Accutane (isotretinoin) is one of Hoffman-LaRoche's most popular and controversial pharmaceuticals.
Cold-Eeze Side Effects Lawyer: Zinc Destroys Sense of Smell!
Cold-Eeze is a homeopathic solution to the common cold. It is a zinc-based solution that can be taken as a tablet or a nasal spray.
Catch The Wave
There has never been a better opportunity for chiropractic medicine?and it's going to get even better!Living in Southern California the ocean waves and the surfing environment inspire you. You cannot help but draw the analogy of "catching the wave" during the most exciting time I have experienced in chiropractic medicine over the past 15 years.
How To Locate An Alcohol Rehabilitation Center In California
Alcohol rehab in California refers to the centers that help people in California to get rid of the menace of alcoholism.Prevalence of alcoholism is increasing in California therefore more people are looking for Alcohol rehabilitation facilities in California.
Propulsid Litigation Lawyer Says: Unnecessary Drug Killed 80 People
Propulsid was a popular nighttime heartburn drug before it was pulled in the market in March of 2000. It was linked to dozens of fatal heart rhythm abnormalities.
The Pharmaceutical Drug Cartel and the FDA
According to the Los Angeles Times, the California Association of Physicians and Surgeons, and even the Center for Diseases Control's own admission, well over 100,000 people in this country die each year from "properly" administered prescription drugs. This is absolutely shocking!One study has shown that more than two million American hospitalized patients suffered a serious adverse drug reaction (ADR) within a 12-month period and of these, over 100,000 died as a result.
7 Tips to Immediately Reduce Rotator Cuff Pain
1. Support the affected arm during activities of daily living.
Adaptogens for Life - The Science Behind the Discovery of Adaptogens
Modern civilization has produced an unusually stressful environment to humans and animals, with extreme high demands on our physical and mental abilities. The last one hundred years have brought unique new challenges for all.
Be Informed About The Medications You Take
The recent withdrawal of the prescription drugs Vioxx and Bextra have arthritis patients concerned about their health, lawyers busy with lawsuits, and Congress poring over thousands of pages of documents obtained from the manufacturer. The drugs, part of a family of medications known as COX-2 inhibitors, have recently been shown to increase the risk of heart attacks and strokes among users who take the drugs for long periods of time.
|home | site map | Dr. Thad Thomas|