Airbourne Is Fraudulant

Submitted by: angelicamber 9 years ago in
http://abcnews.go.com/Health/ColdFlu/story?id=4380374&page=1

Makers of Airbourne settle their $23 million lawsuit. If you"ve ever bought it, you"re entitled to your money back.
There are 28 comments:
Male 175
So I`ve been taking this Chinese medicine called "Yu Ping Feng San" it is to ward of colds and helps boost the immunity. Only it says "To prevent external pathogens and strengthen Wei Qi" So does this mean that they have to continue using the language like "wei qi" instead of immunity? . . . And what if all the research was done in a foreign country? Like Germany or something, would this kind of thing still happen?
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Female 1,338
I LOL`d at brad4566
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Male 1,275
still came out on top
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Male 452
if you just take your vitamins (which probaboly are cheaper than (Airborne) and eat your veggie you will never get sick! Like me!
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Male 4,246
Awww, I was hoping this was about that Australian band that`s totally ripping-off AC/DC`s sound.
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Male 135
No proof of purchase required. YAY! I`m getting free money!
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Male 376
i actually know a few people who swear by the stuff. call it psychosomatic if you want, i`ve never tried it myself
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Male 3,431
Class Action lawsuits are bullpoo. They are an opportunity for a Law Firm to essentially extort Corporations for Millions of dollars by claiming groups of people as defendants. Most of the "Victims" never receive any money and the Goddamn Lawyers pocket close to Half of the Settlement.
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Male 608
theyre still delicious
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Female 128
This makes me sad, some idiot out there thought it would cure there cold and when it didn`t (they said it will HELP, which is true, vitamins do help) cure there cold, they did the all American thing and sued. I use the stuff all the time and feel that it works, and it probably does.
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Male 50
beternal:
Sales have hit $100 million, thats not their profit. They still have to make the product, advertise, package, distribute, etc. I`m sure the $23 will hurt there business. Plus now they are known as frauds and there product wont sell anymore. Only ones getting rich will be the lawyers. I wonder how I can get my $6 sent to me or can I just get some free airborne?
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Female 2,258
In addition to what you eat, certain lifestyle changes can boost your immune system, including:
Washing your hands thoroughly and often with soap and warm water.
Cooking meat thoroughly to kill dangerous bacteria and other microorganisms.
Getting at least eight hours of sleep every day
Maintaining a healthy weight — obesity can lead to a weakened immune system.
Limiting alcohol intake.
Exercising at least 30 minutes most days of the week — physical activity stimulates the immune system and helps with weight maintenance or reduction.
Eating less sugar — 100 grams of sugar, the amount in one 12-ounce can of regular soda, can reduce the ability of white blood cells to kill germs by 40 percent for up to 5 hours!
Not smoking — smoking leads to lung and other cancers, and also weakens the immune system.
Reducing and managing stress, such as effective time management — long periods of feeling stressed weakens the immune response.
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Male 2,586
Natural remedies are often just common sense... If you take in all the nutrients your body needs to be healthy, it will have the strength to fight off most things!

Anyway, notice how they MADE $100M but only had a lawsuit of $23M...

PROFIT: $77M! :-D

This is what sucks about the world. Punishments don`t fit the crime. Rapists get off with a few years, people who steal millions have to pay back pennies. Hey, I bet anyone here would steal 100M if they knew they only had to pay back 23M and get only a few years in prison!

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Female 2,258
(For those of you who are interested:)
Studies have linked a number of foods and nutrients to the strengthening of the immune system:
vitamin C (citrus fruit, broccoli)
vitamin E (nuts, vegetable oils, and whole grains)
garlic (also a natural antibiotic)
zinc (beef, turkey, beans, oysters, crab)
bioflavenoids (fruits and vegetables)
selenium (chicken, whole grains, tuna, red snapper, lobster, shrimp, garlic, egg yolks, sunflower seeds, brown rice)
carotenoids (carrots, yams)
omega-3 fatty acids (nuts, salmon, tuna, mackerel, flaxseed oil)
Experts recommend getting as many vitamins and minerals as possible through food, rather than through supplements, because the body absorbs nutrients from food more effectively. You also can take supplements, since many find it difficult to get all the vitamins and minerals from what they eat alone. However, when it comes to nutrients, more is not always better, since overdoses and related adverse effects can occur.
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Female 2,258
I never bought it because it`s basically just a well advertised multivitamin. I take a women`s one a day, magnesium, and potassium, and make sure to eat healthily, which will basically do the same thing as this crap for way less. Eat more citrus fruits and build up your vitamin C intake if you`re worried about your immune system.
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Female 1,697
Never tried it, but when I was younger I belived it worked so I wanted to buy it, but my dad told me it`s a lie.

I`m expecting him to say: "I told ya!"

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Female 472
At the risk of sounding like an Airbourne commercial, I actually took the stuff every year around the cold season. Its good for boosting your immunity, thats about it. I never really got sick through 4 years of cold seasons, working at a pharmacy, in contact with sick people on a constant basis.
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Male 166
1) Call it the placebo effect or whatnot, but it always worked for me.

2) I need a job sifting through advertising, trying to find some loophole that will make a company pay.

3) So - like all class action lawsuits - the company loses millions, the average Joe gets a few bucks, and the lawyers make out like bandits. I need a new job.

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Female 1,492
as i`ve never bought it, this doesn`t apply to me. i thought about buying it, but dude its kinda on the expensive side.
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Female 48
Heh. I never would have bought it in the first place.
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Male 221
Just filed my claim, bought the seasonal stuff 5 times (a box for each person in the family) it sort of worked but was way to expensive compared to tylenol so we stopped buying it. hopefully I`ll see the money when I turn 80 if I get lucky
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Male 1,365
I am going to smoke mine to see what it does.
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Male 555
I still use it. And will use it, too. I`ve managed to not get sick for three winters now, and I`ll say it`s because of that stuff. May not be a miracle drug, but it`s certainly got enough vitamins that I probably need anyway!
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Male 4,012
Mmmmmmm... fraud...

Lawsuit may have been $23 million, but people who bought it isn`t going to get a big proportion of the money...

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Male 656
did my post get deleted or something?
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Male 27
Ha, Yeah they have to have the FDA approve it to say it cures something.
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Male 551
that silly medicine made my a teacher??...i knew it was a consipracy...no teacher....NONE...could make a perfect vitamin.....like those flintstone guys....
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Female 1,572
Link: Airbourne Is Fraudulant [Rate Link] - Makers of Airbourne settle their $23 million lawsuit. If you`ve ever bought it, you`re entitled to your money back.
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