Users swear by Oscillococcinum ($23 for 30 doses) to kick their flu symptoms without going the traditional medicine route. Made with natural ingredients, we're gonna load up so our husband doesn't come down with another man cold this season. Oy vay!

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Posted on 12.22.11 at 10:23 AM

The preparation is derived from duck liver and heart, diluted to 200C—a ratio of one part duck offal to 100200 parts water.[2] This is such a high dilution that the final product likely contains not a single molecule of the original liver. Homeopaths claim that the molecules leave an "imprint" in the dilution that causes a healing effect on the body, although there is no evidence that supports this mechanism or efficacy beyond placebo.[3][4][5]

A class action lawsuit on behalf of customers who purchased Oscillococcinum has been filed against Boiron, alleging that Boiron falsely advertises that Oscillo has the ability to cure the flu.[6][7]



Posted on 12.22.11 at 4:10 PM

Yep to Amy; would have been my comment also. Which is not to deny the power of placebo but to chide Boiron.


Posted on 12.26.11 at 5:09 PM

Thirdsies! I was going to ask about what ingredients were apparently in this besides sugar and water. Outblush is usually so much more skeptical than this in regards to pseudoscience.

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