I’ll admit: I use Airborne regularly. I’ve always had a love-hate relationship with the “medicine.” On one hand, I love that I had actually found something that seemed to starve off an impending cold, but on the other hand I was dropping somewhere near $6 for a small tube of the stuff.
And then I found out that it doesn’t really work — that it has no proven medicinal effect. But that’s OK — I had an idea that this might be the case anyway. For me, if nothing else, Airborne worked as a psychosomatic solution, as a placebo strong enough to trick my mind into thinking that, despite my runny nose or scratchy throat, I wasn’t getting sick thanks to the fizzy glass of herbal goodness. And you know what? It worked.
In all honesty, I began to wish that they’d start producing a ultra-cheap version made of dust or chalk, but still wrapped in the Airborne logo. That way I could spend less money on my placebo, and still keep my body healthy.
But now, thanks to a class-action lawsuit, you can get a refund on your Airborne purchases IF you’ve kept your proof of purchase. And I know you’ve got all of your Airborne receipts lying around the apartment just waiting for this day. If you feel gypped by the situation, claim a refund.
Me? I’ll pass. I threw away all my receipts anyway.