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MineralMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 08:22 AM
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Sambucol TV Ad is Misleading, and Probably Illegal
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I saw an ad on TV this morning for Sambucol, an over-the-counter preparation of elderberry extract. It promised that it would "boost your immune system." The ad showed people suffering from the flu or a bad cold. The implication was that if you took Sambucol, you wouldn't get the flu. No disclaimer that I saw, either. I'll be reporting the ad to the FDA and the FTC today. The trouble is that by the time they could do anything, flu season will be over and they'll have sold millions of bottles of this snake oil.

Liars, and the lying lies they tell...
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