homeopathic teething products

For some time, we have been covering the investigation into the practices used to produce the homeopathic teething products that allegedly caused illnesses and deaths of infants. Most recently, we wrote about a warning letter sent from FDA to Raritan Pharmaceuticals - one of the companies that sold the products - that listed multiple violations found in their facility. 

A letter was also sent to Homeolab - the Canadian company that manufactures the powder blend mixtures that are used by Raritan for making the teething products. As a result of an inspection, significant violations were found at the site.  

The most important violations concerned...

The case that links homeopathic teething remedies to the deaths of 10 infants got a little stronger last week when The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released new information from their ongoing investigation. 

The FDA confirmed, through its analysis, the presence of the poisonous substance belladonna in the teething remedies. More importantly, their analysis detected amounts that were inconsistent between samples, and some of the levels were much higher than that indicated on the labeling of the product. 

Although the FDA has been warning for years to stay away from these teething remedies, the...

Co-Authored By Pamela Paresky, Ph.D.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently advised parents to stop using and immediately discard certain homeopathic teething products for infants because they contain belladonna, a toxic chemical in amounts that cannot be verified as safe. To medical professionals, this is no surprise. Despite the fact that many natural products contain harmful ingredients, the FDA has been playing catch-up ever since these “non-medical” products began to saturate the market after the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994 was passed over the protests of the medical community, and allowed sale of almost anything with...