First, there was Airborne, the bogus cold relief “medicine” that was forced to pay out a $37 million court settlement last year. Then Rite Aid was forced to pay out a $500,000 in refunds to customers for “Germ Defense,” Rite Aid’s version of the same product. And now Walgreens makes it a trifecta, as they too now have to pay the consequences for selling their own version of the same stupid, completely ineffective product, Wal-Born (also briefly sold as Wal-Borne).
Class action lawsuit settlement provides up to $14.97 or a free flu shot to many consumers. Walgreens recently settled the class action against them involving their product Wal-born. Wal-born is Walgreens generic equivalent of the popular Airborne Health Formula.
Further, Walgreens does not require any proof of purchase or receipt necessary to submit a claim. So while I’m not advising anyone who hasn’t bought the product to take advantage of this per se, I’m just sayin’. . .
And of course my advice is that people take the flu shot over the $15, especially since this promises to be a bad flu season, what with the H1Ni strain going around and the rising anti-vaccine movement and other grand conspiracists risking our herd immunity by discouraging people from vaccinating.