Zicam Pre-Cold Remedies
2014: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Zicam for allegedly falsely advertising that its pre-cold over-the-counter homeopathic remedies (including RapidMelts, Oral Mist, Lozenges, and Soft Chews) will reduce the severity of cold symptoms – including sneezing, coughing, and nasal congestion – and shorten the duration of colds when, according to the complaint, the products do not reduce the severity of cold symptoms and do not shorten the duration of colds. (Melgar et al v. Zicam LLC and Matrixx Initiatives, Inc., Case No. 14-cv-160, E. D. CA.)
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