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Do You Have Cold Symptoms? Don’t Reach For Zinc

I have been known to reach for vitamin C pills and lozenges at my very first sniffle, but it turns out that this is not good health advice. Our seasonally savvy colleagues down the hall at Consumer Reports tell us that while it feels good to do something when you feel a viral illness coming on, a fistful of zinc lozenges isn’t the best idea. [More]

Trade Walgreens Hippie Cold/Flu Remedy For Actual Flu Shot

Trade Walgreens Hippie Cold/Flu Remedy For Actual Flu Shot

First, there was Airborne. Then there was Rite-Aid’s house brand version of Airborne. Now, the Walgreens brand of homeopathic cold and flu remedy was also the subject of a class action lawsuit, and the settlement is at hand.

Safety Experts Urge FDA To Ban OTC Cough And Cold Meds For Kids Under 6

Safety Experts Urge FDA To Ban OTC Cough And Cold Meds For Kids Under 6

The New York Times is reporting that safety experts are urging the FDA to consider a ban of all “over-the-counter, multisymptom cough and cold medicines for children under 6.”