-Submitted by David Durmm (Nal), Guest Blogger
Walmart, through their website, is selling Oscillococcinum, manufactured by Boiron, to be used “for flu-like symptoms.” Their image of the package shows that the product “Reduces [the] Duration and Severity of Flu Symptoms,” including “Fever, Chills, Body Aches and Pains.”
It does no such thing.
According to a report from the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center:
There was no evidence that homoeopathic [sic] treatment can prevent influenza-like syndrome …
In a study from the University of Exeter:
Similarly, there was no homeopathic remedy that was demonstrated to yield clinical effects that are convincingly different from placebo.
Does Walmart not have a shred of ethical obligation? Does Walmart have to exploit the ignorant? The product is also available from Target.
The stupid and their money are soon parted.