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FDA: 10 children’s deaths may be linked to homeopathic teething tablets


by: Michelle Ewing, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

WASHINGTON – The deaths of 10 children may be linked to homeopathic tablets that claim to relieve babies’ teething pain, according to the Food and Drug Administration.

CNN reports that the FDA is looking into the deaths and 400 “adverse events” reported to the agency.

“The relationship of these deaths to the homeopathic teething products has not yet been determined and is currently under review,” the FDA said in a statement, according to CNN.

The news comes less than two weeks after the FDA warned parents against using the products amid reports of infants and children having seizures, difficulty breathing, lethargy and other health issues after taking the tablets.

On Tuesday, Hyland’s announced it will no longer distribute its teething products in the U.S.

“Many retailers, because of the announcement, have chosen to stop selling homeopathic teething medicines in their stores while others have not,” the company said in a letter on its website. “We are confident that any available Hyland’s teething products, including those you already have, are safe for use. Of course, parents who may have concerns should consult with their physicians before using any medicines, read labels carefully and follow all instructions.”

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