3.06.2008

Airborne Effervescent Health - Evil Quack

The makers of Airborne products have admitted that their claims of efficacy are bogus but the only thing that will happen is that they will make some refunds. Too bad.

New York Times

Web MD story

A spokesperson for Airborne, who declined to be quoted by name, says, "Airborne is an immune booster. We are pleased to have reached this settlement." LOL this is not true. Immune boosters are things that challenge the body and stimulate it to fight. It is known as an inflammatory response. You know, the kind of thing that gives you a heart attack later in life.

Unless Airborne puts bacteria into their vitamin pills, it won't challenge the immune system. Hmmm maybe we ought to look into this since a company representative has actually said it. Have you ever noticed that con artists often tell you exactly what they are intending to do to you? Look at AmWay for instance: "You are going to give us $150.00 a month forever." They are totally clear. What is unclear is that you expect something in return and it isn't there. ROTFL

The New York Times had this morsel:
Airborne said that a double-blind, placebo-controlled study was conducted with “care and professionalism” by a company specializing in clinical trial management, GNG Pharmaceutical Services.

GNG is actually a two-man operation started up just to do the Airborne study. There was no clinic, no scientists and no doctors. The man who ran things said he had lots of clinical trial experience. He added that he had a degree from Indiana University, but the school says he never graduated.