"PPA-Free" Ads Spring Up In Wake Of FDA Consumer Warning
This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet
FDA's consumer advisory on phenylpropanolamine has spawned a plethora of ads and public relations campaigns by companies highlighting the safety of their "PPA-free" remedies as the cold and flu season gets underway.
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