Airborne is a scam – Airborne settles lawsuit for $23.3 million

Airborne claimed its products could cure colds in as little as an hour. That’s funny because today, March 4, 2008, Airborne agreed to pay $23.3 million to settle a class-action lawsuit brought against the company for false advertising.

“Airborne is basically an overpriced, run-of-the-mill vitamin pill that’s been cleverly, but deceptively, marketed,” said David Schardt, senior nutritionist at the Center for Science in the Public Interest.

Customers who still have their receipts will be refunded for any Airborne they have ever bought. Customers without receipts will be reimbursed for up to six packages, which amounts to about $63.

Airborne was created in the early 1990s by Victoria Knight-McDowell, a second grade teacher who decided to mix together a whole bunch of different vitamins and Chinese herbs. GNG Pharmaceutical Services Inc. had conducted a study and concluded that Airborne products were effective in preventing the flu and colds. However, an ABC News report disclosed that GNG Pharmaceutical Services Inc. was actually two guys hired by Ms. Knight-McDowell who conducted the “study” in their house. Idiots.

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