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Date: 03/06/08 01:11 AM

28 Responses to Airbourne Is Fraudulant

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    angelicamber Female 18-29
    1573 posts
    March 5, 2008 at 12:51 pm
    Link: Airbourne Is Fraudulant - 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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    powpowking Male 13-17
    551 posts
    March 6, 2008 at 1:19 am
    that silly medicine made my a teacher??...i knew it was a teacher....NONE...could make a perfect those flintstone guys....
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    blakus Male 18-29
    27 posts
    March 6, 2008 at 1:21 am
    Ha, Yeah they have to have the FDA approve it to say it cures something.
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    Windrider15 Male 13-17
    656 posts
    March 6, 2008 at 1:38 am
    did my post get deleted or something?
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    Pabasa Male 18-29
    4014 posts
    March 6, 2008 at 2:08 am
    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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    unbwogable Male 18-29
    555 posts
    March 6, 2008 at 3:31 am
    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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    Painter13 Male 40-49
    1370 posts
    March 6, 2008 at 4:19 am
    I am going to smoke mine to see what it does.
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    romboy Male 18-29
    221 posts
    March 6, 2008 at 4:59 am
    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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    Axane18 Female 13-17
    48 posts
    March 6, 2008 at 5:54 am
    Heh. I never would have bought it in the first place.
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    Pikachu42 Female 18-29
    1492 posts
    March 6, 2008 at 6:15 am
    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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    TGPZarquon Male 30-39
    166 posts
    March 6, 2008 at 7:20 am
    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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    Kaleotera Female 18-29
    473 posts
    March 6, 2008 at 8:10 am
    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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    natakalt Female 18-29
    1698 posts
    March 6, 2008 at 8:22 am
    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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    Lauraly Female 18-29
    2262 posts
    March 6, 2008 at 11:10 am
    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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    Lauraly Female 18-29
    2262 posts
    March 6, 2008 at 11:14 am
    (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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    beternal Male 18-29
    2589 posts
    March 6, 2008 at 11:20 am
    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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    Lauraly Female 18-29
    2262 posts
    March 6, 2008 at 11:22 am
    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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    napolean420 Male 18-29
    50 posts
    March 6, 2008 at 12:21 pm
    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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    doomncandy Female 18-29
    128 posts
    March 6, 2008 at 1:00 pm
    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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    togetec Male 13-17
    608 posts
    March 6, 2008 at 9:22 pm
    theyre still delicious
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    SilverThread Male 30-39
    3433 posts
    March 6, 2008 at 9:35 pm
    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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    blargendarg Male 30-39
    377 posts
    March 6, 2008 at 10:12 pm
    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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    brad4566 Male 18-29
    135 posts
    March 6, 2008 at 10:31 pm
    No proof of purchase required. YAY! I`m getting free money!
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    R_U_Kidding Male 18-29
    4246 posts
    March 7, 2008 at 1:39 am
    Awww, I was hoping this was about that Australian band that`s totally ripping-off AC/DC`s sound.
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    DeadlyLegion Male 18-29
    452 posts
    March 7, 2008 at 2:51 am
    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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    Declan191919 Male 13-17
    1275 posts
    March 7, 2008 at 4:30 am
    still came out on top
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    LittleMissQT Female 18-29
    1266 posts
    March 7, 2008 at 5:54 pm
    I LOL`d at brad4566
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    Harkannin Male 18-29
    176 posts
    March 9, 2008 at 3:51 pm
    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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