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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

CNN (11/28,Middlebrook) reports Raritan Pharmaceuticals has issued a recall of kids' homeopathic ear relief liquid and teething tablets because they contain "varying levels of belladonna extract, which can be dangerous or fatal when consumed in large doses, according to the US Food and Drug Administration." They agency warns the recall is "precautionary" and there have been no reports of the recalled products harming consumers. CNN points out that the FDA, this fall, "warned against using homeopathic teething tablets and gels after 10 deaths were reported."

    Medical Daily (11/28) reports FDA testing found variable levels of belladonna extract in "CVS Homeopathic Infants' Teething Tablets, Kids Relief Homeopathic Ear Relief Oral Liquid, and CVS Homeopathic Kids' Ear Relief Liquid, which are sold nationwide."