Glaxo Pulling Some Poligrip From Market Over Zinc Risk
National Pubic Radio
Wearing dentures isn't anybody's idea of fun. But nobody expects that the glue used to hold the darn things in place could lead to nerve damage. Amid a rising tide of lawsuits that claim some denture adhesives containing zinc have caused serious nerve problems, drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline is pulling some Poligrip products from the market while the company works on zinc-free formulas ...Ed Blizzard, a plaintiffs lawyer, praises Glaxo's action in a statement and called it "a victory for consumers." But, he says, "it comes far too late for the hundreds—if not thousands—of people who have been crippled by zinc poisoning."