Monday, August 07, 2006

Pharmacists Rap New Version of Decongestants

I've never heard this before. Pseudoephedrine, despite it's potential for diversion, is a quality decongestant. If the article is accurate the new phenylephrine versions may be rather useless.

From CBC News:
Starting in late September, Sudafed and similar cold medications will only be available from behind pharmacy counters because their active ingredient can be used to make the street drug methamphetamine.

So, consumers may be tempted to try a new type of drug that will be easier to buy. But two pharmaceutical researchers contend there's a big problem with the new nasal decongestants: They don't work. ...more

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