By: Terry Graedon March 7, 2011 17 Comments
    Osteoporosis Drug Zapped Sense of Smell

    Q. I took Miacalcin a few years ago, and ever since then my sense of smell has disappeared. That's dangerous, since I can't smell smoke or natural gas. It is also sad that I can't smell bread baking o…

    By: Joe Graedon July 6, 2009 5 Comments
    Zicam Action Ushers in New Day at FDA

    We first heard about ZIcam on October 9, 2000. That's when the a PR firm touted a study in the ENT (Ear, Nose & Throat) Journal showing that a zinc nasal gel shortened the duration of the common c…

    By: Joe Graedon July 6, 2009 0 Comments
    Zicam Zapped her Sense of Smell

    Q. A friend of mine took Zicam for a cold last fall and the next day woke to find she had completely lost her sense of smell. It has not returned.Her sense of taste was also compromised and she has to…

    By: Joe Graedon June 18, 2009 5 Comments
    Beware Zicam Nasal Products!

    After years of controversy, the FDA has finally warned the American public to immediately stop using the following products:• Zicam Cold Remedy Nasal Gel• Zicam Cold Remedy Nasal Swabs• Zicam Co…

    By: Joe Graedon June 17, 2009 0 Comments
    Zicam Nasal Cold Remedies Called Out

    Zicam Nasal Cold Remedies Called OutA popular over-the-counter cold remedy is now on the FDA's shady list. Zicam Cold Remedy Nasal Gel, Zicam Cold Remedy Nasal Swabs and Zicam Cold Remedy Swabs, Kids …

    By: Terry Graedon December 26, 2006 1 Comments
    Cold Remedy Wiped Out Sense of Smell

    Q. I just read a question about Zicam Cold Remedy. Here is another instance of loss of sense of smell from this zinc nasal gel. My sister took it recently and immediately lost her sense of smell. Her …

    By: Joe Graedon April 15, 2002 0 Comments
    Secret Language Divides Doctors And Patients

    Once upon a time anyone who wanted to be a doctor had to study Latin. It was the language of learning. It also created a mystique that patients could not penetrate. It's been decades since Latin was r…