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FDA bans Hyland teething tablets… November 2, 2010

Filed under: rant — Kerri Valtinson @ 3:20 am
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UGH. Can I start out saying that?

FDA banned (not recalled for further testing) Hyland’s homeopathic teething tablets. They CLAIM that the belladonna in Hyland’s teething tablets was inconsistantly controlled and therefore posed a risk, and oh by the way the bottles don’t have child resistant caps. That is the reason they are banning Hyland’s. “The amount of Belladonna in Hyland’s formulation is a mere 0.0002 milligrams per pill. . . A single pill of the pharmacy formulation is 2,000-4,000 times stronger!”

However, can I just point out this? “The FDA has not evaluated Hyland’s teething tablets for safety or efficacy” If they have not tested it, how can they know? Do they have a legitimate claim to ban it?

My daughter recently ate half a bottle of  Hyland’s teething tablets when we were over at Kerri’s house. And you know what? She is absolutely fine. Not so much as a stomach ache.  I don’t recommend it, but it didn’t hurt her. We even called poison control and they said there is nothing in there that would hurt her. The funny thing is, they banned it two days later.

I appreciate the FDA trying to do a thorough job, but I think they just didn’t do their homework.