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Oscillococcinum / LeBron: abominable behaviour

Posted 15 May 2015

It is one thing to sell a product that has no proof of benefit, another to claim it is more effective than one that has.

Lebron, the local agents for Oscillococcinum – a homeopathic product that claims to be effective for the symptoms of flu and colds (but is not), have made the repugnant suggestion in a press-release that “flu vaccines may not work”, and that Oscillococcinum should be used instead. The press release misleadingly does not point out that flu vaccines DO work – but not for a specific strain of flu that may emerge, and infers that therefore one should consider not using a flu vaccine and instead use Oscillococcinum.

The press release claims: “A reputable medicine such as Oscillococcinum . . ” Let us be clear: Oscillococcinum is a scam: there is zero proof that it is effective. In 2012, Boiron, … Read the rest

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