How Boiron Scammed Me… And Paid for It PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Carrie Poppy   

Would you believe it? Just one month ago I blogged here about my experience trying to cure my cold using Coldcalm, a homeopathic remedy manufactured by alternative-medicine giant, Boiron. You may remember this video, wherein I questioned Boiron about the fact that their "medicine" has no active ingredients in it, and asked for a refund:

 

Just today, I opened my mailbox to find one refund cheque from Boiron in the exact amount I paid: $10.29. Interestingly, the company felt it necessary to send me my refund by certified mail, costing them an extra $6 in postage.

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It would seem that if a person wanted to make a dent in Boiron's bottom line, they would only have to buy a package of Coldcalm (or one of their other homeopathic remedies) and demand a refund for being sold sugar pills in lieu of medicine, thereby costing the company not only the wholesale price of the product, but also a hefty postage fee. Not that I would ever recommend such a thing.  

But there's better news. In response to six class action lawsuits, Boiron has decided to add a disclaimer to their products, stating that their claims have not been evaluated, and describing the almost-unbelievable homeopathic dilution process. It's a step in the right direction, but it doesn't address the customers who have already bought Boiron remedies, thinking they are actual medicine, only to learn that it's got nothing in it. Encourage Boiron to lengthen their return policy so everyone can get their money back when they realize they've been duped. Click here to take action

 

Carrie Poppy is the co-host of the investigative podcast Oh No, Ross and Carrie. She plans to spend her $10.29 on a beet burger.