Zicam Inventor Admits Selling Unapproved Bird Flu Drug

Law360, New York (July 19, 2011, 7:08 PM EDT) -- The inventor of the cold remedy Zicam on Monday agreed to plead guilty in California federal court to allegations that he marketed an herbal product as a treatment for bird flu without U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval.

According to the plea agreement, Charles B. Hensley of Redondo Beach, Calif. admitted to one count of introducing a new drug into interstate commerce without government approval, a misdemeanor.

Thom Mrozek, a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Central District of California, said Hensley is expected...
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