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PPA Increases Hemorrhagic Stroke Risk - Yale Study

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The use of OTC cough/cold remedies or appetite suppressants containing phenylpropanolamine (PPA) increases the odds of hemorrhagic stroke by a factor of 1.49, according to a paper entitled "Phenylpropanolamine & Risk of Hemorrhagic Stroke: Final Report of the Hemorrhagic Stroke Project," released by Yale University May 10.

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