RETAILERS SAY LITTLE ABOUT CHEMICAL CONTROVERSY

GAITHERSBURG, Md. -- Retailers were generally mum about conclusions concerning phenylpropanolamine (PPA), an active ingredient in 35 over-the-counter diet and cough and cold medications, that it could possibly contribute to strokes, according to a recent study.Several retailers SN surveyed declined to comment on the Food and Drug Administration's findings that the chemical may lead to hemorrhagic

GAITHERSBURG, Md. -- Retailers were generally mum about conclusions concerning phenylpropanolamine (PPA), an active ingredient in 35 over-the-counter diet and cough and cold medications, that it could possibly contribute to strokes, according to a recent study.

Several retailers SN surveyed declined to comment on the Food and Drug Administration's findings that the chemical may lead to hemorrhagic strokes in consumers ages 18 to 49. A panel of epidemiologists, pediatricians, doctors o

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