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Swine Flu Scams on the Rise
February 26, 2010

With the fear of swine flu, the spread of scams is a major issue. Air sterilizers, photon machines, supplement pills to boost immune systems and protective shampoos are some of the products that claim they protect against the swine flu. Most troublesome are sites which sell Tamiflu without a prescription, according to delawareonline. The problem is that these products may be contaminated, counterfeit and harmful to consumers. Tamiflu and Relenza are the only drugs recommended for treating swine flu.

This week, the makers of Dial Soap, Kleenex, Clorox and other big brands launched a joint promotional campaign costing up to $1 million to educate the public on the proper way to protect against the swine flue. The FDA is reviewing the campaign, according to delawareonline.  Still, the best advice if you cannot get a swine flu shot right away is to wash your hands with a germ desanitizer or anti bacterial soap, cover your mouth when you cough and stay home if you are feeling under the weather. Also, consider adding some home remedies to your diet, such as yogurt which helps boost your immune system. 

To read the full article at delawareonline, click here.