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Why an ineffective flu remedy (Oscillococcinum) is still being advertised in South Africa

Posted 21 January 2016

This article, copied from The Conversation, asks the question why Oscillococcinum is even on our shelves when the evidence does not support its use for flu.

Prof Roy Jobson, an Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacology, Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University, writes “A homeopathic flu product is being advertised in South Africa despite the fact that an internationally based review, and an update to it, have found the product to be ineffective”.

It is essential to read his article with this CamCheck article in mind: Absurdity of Oscillococcinum: ASA FAC ruling (opens in a new browser window)

Why an ineffective flu remedy is still being advertised in South Africa

Prof Roy Jobson, Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacology, Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University

January 21, 2016 6.57am SAST

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