FDA warning to Vicks products : Quit that foolishness

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration sent a nastygram to Procter & Gamble today, telling them that Vicks DayQuil Plus Vitamin C and Vicks Nyquil Plus Vitamin C are… “illegally marketed combinations of drug ingredients and a dietary ingredient…. single dosage form combinations of drug ingredients and dietary ingredients legally cannot be marketed because they have not been proven safe and effective, and… the agency previously determined that there are insufficient data to show that vitamin C is safe and effective in preventing or treating the common cold.”

This isn’t so much a current recall as it is a pending recall. I would bet that Procter & Gamble is going to yank these Vicks products off the shelves ASAP so as not to tick off the FDA. So if you like your DayQuil or Vicks pre mixed with Vitamin C, go buy them now. Or you can do it the hard way and just chase your next plain dose of Vicks with a giant glass of OJ.

Here’s the link to the official FDA notice.

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