Drug Recall!
(email sent me)
 

From: Deena Wangler
To: Undisclosed-Recipient:;
Sent: Saturday, January 11, 2003 4:40 AM
Subject: There is a drug recall please read this
 

(I just received this  from my upline and thought it very important to share-Deena)
 Subject: THIS IS NO JOKE DRUG RECALL
 

 Hi everyone! I just wanted to share this information regarding a drug
 recall. This is important to read, especially for those with young children
 taking these medications...

 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 TAKING anything containing this ingredient. It has been linked to
 increased hemorrhagic stroke (bleeding in brain) among women ages 18-49 in
 the three days after starting use of medication. Problems were not found in
 men, but the FDA recommended that everyone (even children) seek
 alternative medicine.

 The website listed below is not a hoax.

 The following medications contain PHENYLPROPANOLAMINE:
 Acutrim Diet Gum Appetite Suppressant
 Acutrim Plus Dietary Supplements
 Acutrim 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 Effervescent
 Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold &Flu Medicine
 Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold &Sinus Effervescent
 Alka Seltzer Plus Nighttime 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 Chest &Head
 Triaminic Syrup Cold &Allergy
 Triaminic Triaminicol Cold &Cough...

From Chris:
I just found out and called the 800# on the container for Triaminic and
they informed me that they are voluntarily 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 at 800-548-3708 with 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.

 DO PASS ALONG TO ALL ON YOUR MAILING LIST so people are informed.

 They can then pass it along to their families. To confirm these findings
 please take time to check the following:

 URL: PHENYLPROPANOLAMINE Information Page
 http://www.fda.gov/cder/drug/infopage/ppa/default.htm

 CE Education Center
 3 East Alumni Avenue
 Kingston, RI 02881-0804
 (401)-874-2929 Monday-Thursday 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
 Fax - (401)-874-2259
 Gardening and Food Safety Hotline 1-800-448-1011