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The US Drug Watchdog Expands its Zicam Investigation and Wants to Hear From All Users Who Lost Their Sense of Smell
Date:6/29/2009

According to the US Drug Watchdog, "we want to hear from any Zicam Nasal Gel or Zicam Nasal Swab user who has lost their sense of smell." The group says, "on June 16, 2009, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration advised consumers to stop using products marketed over-the-counter as cold remedies because they are associated with the loss of sense of smell (anosmia). Anosmia may be long-lasting or permanent. The products include: Zicam Cold Remedy Nasal Gel, Zicam Cold Remedy Nasal Swabs and Zicam Cold Remedy. Two days later the maker of Zicam admitted they forgot to tell the FDA about 800+ complaints about the product. Users of Zicam Nasal Gel, or Nasal Swabs who have lost their sense of smell should immediately call the US Drug Watchdog at 866-714-6466, or contact the group via its web site at Http://USDrugWatchdog.Com."

(PRWEB) June 29, 2009 -- Americas Watchdog's US Drug Watchdog says it is "expanding its state by state and national investigations of consumers who have lost their sense of smell and/or taste after using Zicam Nasal Gel or Zicam Nasal Swabs. We want to hear from any US consumer who has been affected by the use of these products." US consumers who used the Zicam Nasal Gel or Nasal Swabs should call the US Drug Watchdog immediately at 866-714-6466, or contact the group via its web site at Http://USDrugWatchdog.Com

The group says, "we have a really big problem out here. Zicam nasal gel and Zicam nasal swabs have been associated with loss of smell or taste. We also have the problem that after denying there was a problem the manufacturer of Zicam admitted to the FDA that there had been 800 complaints about the products." According to the US Drug Watchdog, "we could literally have thousands of US victims who never realized it may have been the Zicam nasal gel or swab that caused their loss of smell or taste." The US Drug Watchdog wants to hear from any Zicam Nasal Gel or Nasal Swab user who has lost their sense of smell immediately at 866-714-6466, or contact the group via its web site at Http://USDrugWatchdog.Com.

So how big of a deal is this? According to the US Drug Watchdog, "losing your sense of smell is a really big deal. What if you developed a natural gas leak in your home and could not smell it? What if your home was on fire and you could not smell the smoke? Losing your sense of smell is a very big deal, and we want to hear from every potential Zicam Nasal Gel or Zicam Nasal Swab user who has lost their sense of smell." Potential victims can call the US Drug Watchdog anytime at 866-714-6466, or contact the group via its web site at Http://USDrugWatchdog.Com.

Americas Watchdog's US Drug Watchdog is all about consumer protection and holding pharmaceutical companies accountable for their actions.

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