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WASHINGTON, June 16 (Reuters) - U.S. regulators warned Matrixx Initiatives (MTXX.O) on Tuesday to stop selling zinc-containing, intranasal versions of its Zicam cold remedy after more than 130 reports of people losing their sense of smell.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration also urged consumers to stop taking the over-the-counter products, agency officials said on a conference call with reporters.
Originally posted by marg6043
reply to post by xoxo stacie
Another thing, zinc is well know as a supplement that clean arteries, I don't know if the nasal spray can do anything about that but that could be a problem for the pharma industry as well.
[edit on 16-6-2009 by marg6043]
Originally posted by lost in the midwest
The problem as I see it, is that the product must had worked to well. People were getting over their colds too soon and the big med companies were lossing money
[edit on 16-6-2009 by lost in the midwest]