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Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Important News During Cold Season: Airborne Settles False Advertising Class Action

CNN reports that Airborne, the herbal supplement company, has settled a false advertising class action suit for $23.3 million. 

The Center for Science in the Public Interest, a non-profit advocacy group, said the company will refund money to consumers who bought Airborne's product. It will pay for advertisements in major publications instructing consumers on how to get their money refunded.

"There's no credible evidence that what's in Airborne can prevent colds or protect you from a germy environment," said CSPI Senior nutritionist David Schardt. "Airborne is basically on overpriced, run-of-the-mill vitamin pill that's been cleverly, but deceptively, marketed."

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