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Florida Injury Law Firm | Lakeland Phenylpropanolamine (Dangerous Drug) Attorney

After a 5-year study was published showing the connection between products containing Phenylpropanolamine ( PPA) and hemorrhagic strokes in November 2000, the FDA announced they were taking steps to remove PPA from the over the counter and prescription cold remedies and weight loss pills. On October 12, 2001, the Public Citizen consumer advocacy group wrote the FDA urging them to reject the pharmaceutical companies’ request for the FDA to include in its final rule of withdrawing PPA a disclaimer stating their products were not marketed negligently. The purpose the pharmaceutical companies wished to establish in this disclaimer was to have protection against PPA product liability suits.

PPA injury causes hemorrhagic strokes especially in young women. Hemorrhagic strokes are an uncommon form of strokes but it is often deadly and can leave survivors disabled. The serious condition that causes bleeding into the brain or into tissue surrounding the brain are especially concerning because of the inability to predict who is at risk. PPA first showed signs of causing hemorrhagic strokes over a decade ago, and Public Citizen expressed their concern over the safety of PPA as early as 1983. Please contact us to receive PPA lawsuit information and to speak with a PPA attorney.

Drugs Containing PPA

The following is a short list of over the counter medications that contain PPA:

  • Acutrim
  • Dexatrim
  • Dimetapp
  • Comtrex
  • Alka Seltzer Plus
  • Robitussin
  • Triaminic
  • Contac

Note: This list is incomplete. In order to determine if an over-the-counter medication contains PPA, check the label or speak with a pharmacist.


Florida PPA (Dangerous Drug) Law Firm

For over twenty years, the law firm of Allen & Abaray, P.A. has provided exceptional statewide representation for injury victims, and the families of those who are injured or killed by the conduct of others. While our personal injury lawyers are based in Lakeland, we represent clients throughout the State of Florida.

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Allen & Abaray, P.A. offers a free consultation in all personal injury cases. If you have been injured or lost a loved one in any type of accident, call (863) 669-9999 or toll-free at (877) 669-6899 today to speak with a Lakeland personal injury attorney about your case. We won’t charge an attorney’s fee unless we recover money for your injuries.*

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