On September 30th, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a press release
warning consumers to stop using homeopathic teething tablets and gels. The sensational and dramatic headlines that followed created a public scare and led to the removal of homeopathic teething products from the shelves of stores. This was met with wide spread “anti-FDA” sentiment in social media.
The FDA later clarified that they were conducting an ongoing investigation as a response to reported serious adverse events. While the FDA’s warning about homeopathic teething preparation seems arbitrary and capricious, the media’s exaggerated fear mongering has made a bad situation worse. In fact, an FDA spokesperson told news agencies that the relationship between serious adverse events and homeopathic teething products has not yet been determined and is currently under review.
Homeopathy has a laudable and extensively documented clinical record and there are hundreds
of high quality, peer-reviewed basic science, pre-clinical, and clinical studies showing its efficacy and safety. There are no studies linking homeopathically-prepared medicines and serious adverse events.
Despite these facts, groups interested in seeing homeopathy destroyed continue to hammer away at the system – making exaggerated claims that create misunderstandings about and limit consumer access.
Homeopathy is a safe, gentle, and natural system of healing that works with your body to relieve symptoms, restore itself, and improve your overall health. It has been used successfully for the last 200 years by over 250 million people worldwide. Homeopathy is growing in popularity in the United States, where homeopathic over the counter (OTC) medicines are regulated by the FDA and have been so for decades.