Once again goverment interests trump science. Sadly the article states the facts but hid the order in which they occured, here’s the important bits in the article:
"The panel voted 11-1 that available data "is supportive" of the effectiveness of phenylephrine at 10 milligrams, the dose found in many nonprescription cold medicines."
"The panel ruled after hearing from researchers who said there was no evidence that 10 milligrams of phenylephrine provided any benefit."
So trained scientists said this stuff is worthless, politicians said we know better and told the scientists they were clearly wrong. This reminds me of the ST:voyager episode where a scientist has proof that dinosaurs came from earth, yet is forced to quit his job because political doctrine says otherwise.
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