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Phenylephrine Efficacy Will Be Questioned In Citizen Petition

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

Executive Summary

A pharmacy professor intends to file a citizen petition asking FDA to re-examine the effectiveness of the nasal decongestant phenylephrine after the agency refused a similar request by Congress

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