I was incensed to get a flyer in the mail from a pharmacy, advertising "alternatives" to the flu shot.
These include Guna Flu, a homeopathic remedy with ingredients diluted by a factor of a billion or so;
Citomix, a similar homeopathic remedy;
If people want to try herbal products, that's their business. Maybe some of them even work, although the homeopathic remedies are probably complete ripoffs.
But this pharmacy is trying to persuade people that they can skip vaccination for a contagious disease in favor of their "alternative" products - so they are more likely to transmit flu to others. If people rely on these "natural" remedies, they aren't just risking their own health, they're risking other people's health as well.
The flu kills people - in a bad flu season, the deaths from flu are similar to the deaths from car accidents in the USA.
The FDA has been going after sellers of fraudulent flu products.
What feels particularly bad about this, is that this pharmacy has been helpful in making medications for me, without the fillers that make me sick from allergic reactions. I have a right to get medications that I'm not allergic to, and most pharmacies don't have them. So it's a gnashing feeling of cognitive dissonance, like a friend being my enemy.