Medical Expert On Zicam Study

Medical_0004A University of California researcher says that the findings of a new study provide proof that zinc-based Zicam nasal products, which were recalled last year, may cause some people to lose their sense of smell.  The research was published in this month’s issue of the medical journal Archives of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery.  Dr. Terence M. Davidson, who has served as a medical expert witness in litigation involving zinc nasal gels, authored the study which is the first to find a causal link between Zicam and loss of smell, a condition known as anosmia. Proving the suspected link has been difficult, since the common cold, which Zicam is used to treat, can also sometimes cause anosmia.

Matrixx Initiatives faces a number of Zicam lawsuits that allege the company knew the products were dangerous and continued to market them anyway. The company also faces Zicam class action lawsuits from investors who say that the company falsely represented its products by hiding the anosmia complaints. The SEC is also investigating the company’s actions.

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