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Here’s what you should know about the homeopathic teething tablet controversy

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Jan. 27 warning about homeopathic teething tablets follows a 2016 announcement after investigators concluded that new reports of adverse events showed similarities to cases observed back in 2010 when the agency cautioned consumers against using one popular brand, Hyland’s Teething Tablets.

Following the 2016 warning, national pharmacy chain CVS announced a voluntary recall of all brands of homeopathic teething products and removed them from store shelves.

In November, Raritan Pharmaceuticals, a contract manufacturer for Homeolab USA, said that it was voluntarily recalling homeopathic teething and earache remedies containing belladonna extract due to the potential for variation in the content of belladonna extract in the products. Hyland's earlier had issued a press release defending the safety of its products.

Learn more about the teething process, homeopathy and how doctors advise parents to help their children get through this process without turning to potentially dangerous treatments.

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