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Let's give our babies belladonna, yah

Post by Anaxagoras » Fri Feb 03, 2017 1:51 am

The FDA Really Wants Parents to Stop Using These Toxic Homeopathic Teething Tablets

But, because they are "homeopathic", the FDA can't really regulate them like a drug.
The front of a box of Hyland’s Baby Teething Tablets focuses on the ingredients you won’t find inside it. A bright pink strip contains the phrase “No Benzocaine, Artificial Flavors, Dyes or Parabens,” and a green leaf reinforces the alleged purity of the tablets with the phrase “Natural Relief.” What the box doesn’t advertise is that the tablets contain belladonna, a potentially deadly plant that has a long history of being used as both a painkiller and a poison.

In a recent announcement, the Food and Drug Administration said that it had conducted a laboratory analysis of Hyland’s teething products and found “inconsistent amounts of belladonna, a toxic substance ... sometimes far exceeding the amount claimed on the label.” This follows the FDA’s September warning against homeopathic teething tablets, in which the agency warned that they may pose a risk to infants and recommended that parents not give them to their children. Potential side effects, the FDA advised, include “seizures, difficulty breathing, lethargy, excessive sleepiness, muscle weakness, skin flushing, constipation, difficulty urinating, or agitation.”

After the FDA’s warning in September, Hyland’s initially defended the product, but then announced it would stop selling its teething tablets in the United States. Now the FDA is asking the company to issue a recall as well, something Hyland’s has yet to agree to. Raritan, another producer of belladonna-based homeopathic products for children, agreed to stop selling its products and recall them in November.

The scariest part of all this is that this isn’t the first time Hyland’s teething medicine has been under review. Back in 2010, the FDA issued a similar warning, encouraging parents to stop giving their children Hyland’s teething tablets and to discard the product. In response, the company recalled the product and put out a new, allegedly safer formula the following year. A spokesperson for the FDA recently told CNN that, since then, it has received more than 400 reports of adverse events linked to products containing belladonna and is aware of 10 deaths during that time period that may be linked to homeopathic teething products.

Mary C. Borneman, a spokeswoman for Hyland’s, responded by saying her employer stands by the safety of its products and has yet to be convinced of any potential risks based on the data provided by the FDA. She appears to see this whole fiasco as a mixture of inconvenience and Trumpian carnage, telling CNN, “They are a top-selling product and a consumer favorite, and sadly it resulted in the loss of 24 jobs.” (Idea: rehire those people and place them in your quality control department.)

The homeopathic and alternative medicine market is one worthy of deep skepticism. Currently, the FDA does not have the authority to evaluate claims made by manufacturers of these drugs before they hit the market. This paves the way for snake-oil merchants to clog up the aisles of our pharmacies, often cloaking the ineffectiveness, or, worse, danger, of their products with the seemingly unimpeachable phrase “all natural.” Nevertheless, the alternative medicine has become a $50 billion dollar industry, one fueled largely by a mistrust of the medical establishment, as Alexander Aciman recently wrote about for Vox.

Mothers of young children are particularly vulnerable to this paranoid mindset. The preference for “all-natural” teething products is in line with the mindset that makes a growing number of women believe they are safer giving birth at home, that formula is always the enemy, and that vaccinations are dangerous. One reason so many moms oppose medical and technological interventions is because it gives them a sense of identity and purpose in a culture that doesn’t otherwise value caretaking. By exaggerating and/or inventing the threats modernity poses to our children, these women create a sense of agency and power within the narrow role afforded to them as mothers. Instead of putting that energy into fighting for more freedom as parents—whether by pushing for more accommodating workplaces, advocating for guaranteed leave and childcare, or simply liberating themselves from a life of worrying about their children all the time—they bunker down.
Interesting, that last paragraph. Damn shame though. There may be as many as 10 deaths caused by these fake products.
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Re: Let's give our babies belladonna, yah

Post by Witness » Fri Feb 03, 2017 2:05 am

Anaxagoras wrote:Interesting, that last paragraph. Damn shame though. There may be as many as 10 deaths caused by these fake products.
Indeed.

As for giving birth at home, I can understand it – and the Dutch have apparently set things up in such a way that there are (statistically) no adverse effects/increased risks.

What I find astonishing is that there actually is belladonna in the homeopathic stuff. 100 CC and everybody's happy. Presumably they're believers.

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Post by Bruce » Fri Feb 03, 2017 8:26 am

The FDA really needs to end it's self imposed loophole of not regulating certain drugs where the makers label them as "herbal", "homepathic", "suppliment", etc. It's getting ridiculous. How many mass poisonings and deaths have to occur? This is what the FDA was created for in the first place. :x :x :x
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Post by Bruce » Fri Feb 03, 2017 8:33 am

Witness wrote: What I find astonishing is that there actually is belladonna in the homeopathic stuff. 100 CC and everybody's happy. Presumably they're believers.
Because it's a safe, all-natural poison, unlike those toxic manufacturing poisons that the corporations refuse to put on their label because they're in league with the FDA devils. Homeopathic people actually care about our health. It's what they do. :roll:
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Post by Rob Lister » Sun Feb 05, 2017 11:49 am

Bruce wrote:The FDA really needs to end it's self imposed loophole of not regulating certain drugs where the makers label them as "herbal", "homepathic", "suppliment", etc. It's getting ridiculous. How many mass poisonings and deaths have to occur? This is what the FDA was created for in the first place. :x :x :x
Would that include vitamins?
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Post by Bruce » Sun Feb 05, 2017 2:19 pm

Vitamins, herbs, homeopathic, psychopathic, poisons, etc. You can say anything you want in the commercial as long as you pay a speed reader to buzz off that FDA disclaimer at the end of the commercial.
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Post by Bruce » Sun Feb 05, 2017 2:49 pm

This thing called Newbiotcs has really been piss in me off. I've been hearing their adds on the radio every day for months.

I won't link to their website, but here is a link to the review page on amazon. You can tell which ones are fake.

https://www.amazon.com/product-reviews/B00ZD55TUI
I am not sure about taking this... I received the bottle I ordered and it did not have a seal on the bottle... The foil seal was not sealed properly did anyone else receive their order in the condition? I'm not pleased with this and wouldn't order it again. Wish I knew it wasn't sealed correctly before purchasing it.
Free "trials" of poison that are not FDA regulated are not required to follow any rules at all. They can sell it in a sandwich bag if they want. Good luck trying to win a class action suit when you're shitting blood. Didn't you listen to the disclaimer?
After taking my first NuBiotix pill with lunch and a glass of water my stomach swelled to about 8.5 months pregnant!
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