Airborne – Crashing Down! Skeptic Zone – Number One!
Yeah, ‘created by a school teacher’. Bye-bye Airborne; thankfully you never made it to our shores!
You can see Dr Pamela Gay (who will be featured in an interview tomorrow for the Skeptic Zone podcast! Today we discovered we’ve hit ratings for number one podcast for Science and Medicine in Australia!!) talk about it in her presentation at Dragon*Con in this short video, around the two-minute, thirty-second mark:
WASHINGTON, Dec. 16 (UPI) — The maker of the cold remedy Airborne has agreed to pay $7 million to settle allegations by 32 attorneys general that it made false claims about its products. As a part of its multistate settlement, Airborne Health Inc. agreed to discontinue claims about the “health benefit, performance, efficacy or safety” of its products in preventing and treating ailments, Legal Newsline reported Tuesday.
“Consumers who purchased Airborne to treat their colds were not getting their money’s worth as there is no proof that Airborne can lessen your cold symptoms,” Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan said.
I’m certain that Digital Cuttlefish will have something to say about this one. In the meantime, I hope those in the northern hemisphere are checking out something more effective (or at least more comforting than a scam-dietary supplement!) for the illnesses of the season.