Zicam Product Marketing Lawsuit Settlement Reported

Reuters is reporting today that Matrixx Initiatives, Inc., the manufacturer of Zicam Nasal Spray and Swab cold remedies, has settled a consumer class action lawsuit concerning the company’s marketing of Zicam. The class action settlement has no relation or effect on the Zicam injury lawsuits filed as a result of Zicam users losing their ability to smell (anosmia). The Zicam injury lawsuits are continuing to move forward. Zicam was removed from the marketplace in June 2009 after an FDA warning letter raised concerns about Zicam’s active ingredient zinc gluconate and its relation to reports of anosmia or the loss of smell in Zicam users.