FDA Says Zicam Nose Products Cause Loss Of Smell

Law360, New York (June 16, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is telling the public to stop using a trio of Matrixx Initiatives Inc. nasal and cold products sold under the Zicam brand, in the wake of reports that the medications cause consumers to lose their sense of smell.

The FDA said Tuesday that Zicam Cold Remedy Nasal Gel, Zicam Cold Remedy Nasal Swabs and Zicam Cold Remedy Swabs Kids Size — a discontinued product that consumers may still have in their homes — have all been associated with long lasting...
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