Airborne is an over the counter supplement that was created in the 1990's by Victoria -McDowell, was a school teacher. In 2008 Airborne was involved in a class action lawsuit when the company claimed that Airborne could cure and prevent the common cold. Since Airborne had no scientific research to back up this claim, Airborne was taken to court by the Federal TradeCommission for false advertising. The research was done by researchers without credibility. The Airborne study that states Airborne can cure and prevent the common cold. Was done by GNG Pharmaceutical which had no scientists in the in the company and was formed just to perform the Airborne study. According to the Center for Science in the Public Interest, "there's no credible evidence that what's in Airborne can prevent colds or protect you from a germy enviroment." In 2008 Airborne paid $2.3 million to customers who bought Airborne. Customers with proof of purchase were reimbursed for the Airborne they bought. Customers without proof of purchases were reimbursed for six packages.
Airborne uses pseudoscience speak which is misleading to people. Many people still swear by Airborne, but this seems to be the placebo effect. According to the Center for Science in the Public Interest, "Airborne is basically an overpriced, run of the mill vitamin pill that's been cleverly, but deceptively marketed