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Posted December 17, 2008
Airborne Settles Over False Advertising -- $7 Million to States
The settlement bars the company from claiming that any of its products fights germs, treats cold symptoms or prevents colds, flu and infections unless it can back up those claims with "reliable and competent scientific evidence."
In August, Airborne agreed to pay up to $30 million to settle false-advertising accusations made by the Federal Trade Commission and consumers in a private class-action lawsuit filed in California. (See 8/14/08 posting.)
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