FDA Warns Proctor & Gamble for Adding Vitamin C to Nyquil

Posted on Nov 26, 2009 in Uncategorized

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

FOX News

Federal drug regulators are scolding Procter & Gamble for adding Vitamin C to its Vicks cold formulas, a combination not allowed by federal regulations.

The Food and Drug Administration issued a warning to the consumer products company, saying medications like Vicks Nyquil and Dayquil have not been approved to contain vitamin C.

According to the agency, a panel of experts found “no study which demonstrated that vitamin C is unequivocally effective for the prevention or treatment of the common cold.”

P&G advertising for Vicks says the vitamin “can help blunt” the effects of a cold.

The FDA is tasked with verifying marketing claims about drugs.

Calls placed to Cincinnati-based P&G were not immediately returned Wednesday.