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Cure for the cold?
December 18, 2001 8:19 AM   Subscribe

Cure for the cold? Is this really worth it? If all it does is "make a runny nose completely clear up a day sooner than usual," it hardly seems worth burdening your system with another drug. Seems like a ridiculous waste or research effort to me. But I guess there is money to be made, even from inefficacious drugs.
posted by SteveS (2 comments total)

 
As someone who just getting over a very bad flu I would have bought that instantly. You take on a whole different perspective when you're sick.

First off, this isn't only about runny noses. According to the article it helps you get over the entire viral infection one day sooner. A runny nose is just one symptom, the drug works on the cold itself.

I can't see how this can be considered ridiculous, one day sooner is practically a miracle. The only problems I see are the price and that its not over-the-counter.
posted by skallas at 8:58 AM on December 18, 2001


I use Oscillococcinum .. herbal drug #1 flu medicine in Europe.. starting to catch on in the USA.. it really does work so long as you start it at the first signs of sickness.. find it any grocery store even some 7-11s now. Its been around for decades only now starting to become popular in the USA. I know people who havnt been sick in years using this.
posted by stbalbach at 9:00 AM on December 18, 2001


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