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- Monday, 08 August 2011 11:36
Boiron Oscillococcinum Class Action Lawsuit
By Mike Holter
A class action lawsuit claims that Boiron, Inc. sells a natural flu remedy called Oscillococcinum (Oscillo) that "is nothing more than a sugar pill," despite falsely advertising that it contains an active ingredient known to treat flu symptoms.
According to the Oscillococcinum class action lawsuit, Boiron falsely advertises that Oscillo has the ability to cure the flu because it contains an active ingredient it claims is proven to get rid of flu symptoms in 48 hours.
"Unfortunately, Defendants fail to inform consumers of the truth regarding Oscillo and is purported active ingredient," the Boiron class action lawsuit says. "The truth is that the listed active ingredient in Oscillo, Anas Barbariae Hepatis et Cordis Extractum, is neither active in combating the flu nor is it actually an ingredient in Oscillo."
The ingredient, the Oscillo class action lawsuit continues, "is a fancy way for Defendants to hide the truth from the general public. The truth being that [the ingredient] is actually Muscovy Duck Liver and Heart...and has no known medicinal quality. Further, in the extreme dilution claimed by Defendants, it has no impact on the human body whatsoever because it is not present in Oscillo."
In fact, the active ingredient is so diluted in Oscillo, the class action lawsuit claims, that the "probability of getting 1 molecule of the active ingredient of Oscillo in a regular dosage is approximately equal to winning the Powerball every week for nearly an entire year. Simply states, there is no trace of the purported active ingredient in Oscillo. Oscillo is nothing more than sugar (85% sucrose and 15% lactose)."
The Oscillococcinum class action lawsuit is brought on behalf of all California residents who purchased Oscillo at any time within the past four years. It is seeking restitution; compensatory, actual, general statutory, exemplary, punitive and any other damages legally available; and an injunction ordering Boiron to cease and desist its fraudulent advertising of the product.
Updated January 18th, 2012
Originally Published August 8th, 2011
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