Zicam Inventor Arrested Over Unapproved Bird Flu Drug

Law360, New York (June 2, 2011, 7:09 PM EDT) -- The inventor of cold remedy Zicam was arraigned Thursday on charges that he illegally imported an herbal product into the U.S. and marketed it without U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval as a treatment for bird flu.

The U.S. Department of Justice said Charles B. Hensley of Redondo Beach, Calif., was arrested Wednesday afternoon after being indicted last month for his role in marketing the product, known as Vira 38.

Vira 38, which Hensley imported from Hong Kong, never received FDA approval and was illegally sold...
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