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Denture debacle dismissed

The first Fixodent denture cream lawsuit over alleged zinc poisoning was tossed in pretrial proceedings

U.S. District Judge Cecilia Altonaga wasted no time in sinking her teeth into the meat of the first of many lawsuits leveled against Procter & Gamble’s (P&G) Fixodent denture cream. The first of dozens of such cases filed over alleged zinc poisoning was dismissed by Judge Altonaga in pretrial proceedings after the plaintiff’s experts were excluded.

The suit, filed by Marianne and Daniel Chapman, takes aim at P&G, claiming the zinc content of the denture creams causes myelopathy, which affects the spinal cord and can cause severe nerve damage and other maladies. A host of similar suits were brought against GlaxoSmithKline—maker the of Super Poligrip denture adhesive.

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