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Vitamin Supplement Company Coughs Up Settlement Cash

December 16th, 2008 by flanews

The maker of a popular vitamin and herbal supplement advertised to stop colds is coughing up cash to Florida and 31 other states.

Airborne Health Incorporated will pay a total of seven million dollars for claims the supplement can prevent colds and fight sore throats. Deputy Attorney General Bob Hannah said the company misled customers.

“Their claims were made without any scientific evidence at the time they were made, so they would advertise them as a cure or a remedy or it would help diagnose or somehow treat a cold or flu or an allergy, when there’s no scientific evidence to that effect,” said Hannah.

As part of the agreement, Airborne has to stop making claims not backed by the FDA.

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