Stephen Colbert on the Zicam fiasco

Last week, I wrote about the FDA’s warning about the zinc-containing “homeopathic” cold remedy known as Zicam. Basically, Zicam was approved without testing to show it to be both safe and efficacious because it slipped in using an old 1938 law that allows homeopathic remedies to bypass the usual process for FDA approval. Too bad that, due to the zinc in Zicam, it can cause anosmia, or the loss of the sense of smell.

Stephen Colbert, of course, thinks it must be the Democrats who are plotting against one of Rush Limbaugh’s main sponsors:

Not even Zicam can stop the sweet smell of health freedom:

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