|i want my PPA.
||[Sep. 25th, 2003|03:20 pm]
i'm feeling very bitter that the FDA banned phenylpropanolamine and forced every drug manufacturer to start making cold medicine that doesn't actually do anything, just because PPA can increase your risk of a stroke by about .5% if you're using it for a long period of time to lose weight, according to a study that was obviously done by morons who don't realize that if you use a drug to lose weight instead of proper diet and exercise, you've probably got an increased risk of cardiovascular disease in the first place. and chronic use of a drug to take advantage of its appetite-suppressing side effects is probably going to cause you some health problems. chronic use of heroin and cocaine will also suppress the appetite, and i bet they're going to increase your risk of a stroke by a whole lot more than PPA.