IMPORTANT - Please Read - OTC DRUG RECALL

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posted on Dec, 2 2003 @ 08:32 AM
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I don't know how valid this is. I just searched CNN.COM and didn't find anything.

This email came from my Human Resources Department @ work.

Again, If this is fake I apologize, but thought if it's real, I should share the information!

DRUG RECALL -

I checked out/verified the info at the FDA website .

Subject: Important drug recall

URGENT- DRUG RECALL.

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 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 recommended that everyone (even children) seek an alternative medicine.


The following medications contain Phenylpropanolamine:
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>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 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
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>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.
>

Again, I don't know the authenticity of this, but wanted to share it with you, one just never knows !!




posted on Dec, 2 2003 @ 08:45 AM
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Thanks for the info. Considering the time of year, and many of the medicines being cold remedies, it's good to know.



posted on Dec, 2 2003 @ 09:02 AM
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It appears to be a fairly old warning (dating to 2000 or so):
www.fda.gov...
www.mca.gov.uk...

The reason you can't find info on the recall is that they recalled it years ago and replaced it. You might want to educate your HR department about this, though, and remind them that important recalls and announcements are NOT given in email but are given in news reports.



posted on Dec, 2 2003 @ 09:20 AM
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will do Byrd - good eye !

I was reading the email again, and it first came from a contact at our insurance company ( Cigna ).

looks like they were trying to save some money on possible insurance claims that might come about...





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