Teething Tablets May Be Linked to 10 Children’s Deaths, FDA Says
Homeopathy is a word used to sell snake oil to the gullible - and here you can see that idiots are willing to put poison in their baby’s mouths because of false claims. Homeopathic fake remedies are now beginning to crowd out real medicine on drug store shelves so beware what you buy.
The FDA issued a safety alert about the tablets in 2010, and Hyland’s issued a recall at that time. After lab testing, the FDA said it found inconsistent amounts of belladonna in the tablets. The agency also had reports of adverse events related to using the products that were consistent with belladonna toxicity. The FDA also was concerned because the bottles didn’t have child-resistant caps.Since 2010, Hyland’s said, it reformulated the product to reduce the amount of belladonna and revamped its production process. “We also improved our system to monitor, investigate and trend all safety reports on any of our products. We have not seen any trend to indicate that Hyland’s teething medicines pose any risk to consumers,” it said on its website.Join the conversation
The American Academy of Pediatrics’ HealthyChildren.org has warned parents to stay away from teething tablets that contain belladonna and gels with benzocaine, citing the FDA warnings and the potential side effects.