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According to some manufacturers, their products sell because of word of mouth. If it works wonders for one patient, he or she may pass the word. But the fact that a single patient feels better after taking a certain remedy does not prove it had any real effect.

HARRIS: Rhonda Rowland joins us now in the studio. And she actually has some examples with her this morning.

HARRIS: What’s your now walk us through what you’ve got here.

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ROWLAND: No they’re not. The zinc lozenges will cost about five or six dollars. And then the echinacea, this particular one, 100 lozenges right here, this is about $8. and then this one is combined with golden seal. buy canada goose jacket cheap This one costs about $14.

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