ent, treat, or cure colds, coughs, the flu, upper respiratory infections or allergies.
Corbett noted that by law, advertisements for dietary supplements like Airborne cannot make such drug claims even if they can provide substantiation, unless and until they have been approved as a drug by the FDA.
Along with paying $7 million, the largest amount ever in a multi-state settlement with a dietary supplement producer, to settle the allegations of deceptive advertising, Airborne is now also prohibited from:
- Requiring, demanding or otherwise influencing where a retailer places their products through direct affirmative action.
- Marketing any product that contains directions for use that would, if followed, result in an individual ingesting 15,000 International Units of Vitamin A or more per day.
In addition to Pennsylvania, this settlement includes Alaska, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin and the District of Columbia.
The agreement was filed in Commonwealth Court by Deputy Attorney General Nicole VanOrder of the Attorney General's Health Care Section.
EDITOR'S NOTE: For a copy of the agreement, contact the Attorney General's press office at 717-787-5211.
CONTACT: Eric Shirk, Assistant Press Secretary, Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General, +1-717-787-5211, firstname.lastname@example.org
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