Do cold medicines really work?
Are Most Cold Medications a Complete Waste of Money?
It's that time of year and you may be wondering, do cold medicines really work? Time provides a quick summary of what the experts claim to know, or not. There seems to be a lot of mind over matter in this arena, with no one or right answer. That's really helpful, isn't it?
"'In a nutshell, there's nothing that works.'
That's according to Aaron Glatt, an Infectious Disease Society of America spokesman (who, reassuringly, also happens to be a doctor). Glatt goes on to tell USA Today:
'There's a tremendous industry out there, and some people really swear by them. But there really aren't great studies to show any benefit.'
Americans spend over $4 billion a year on cough and cold medications..."