Healthy Living

20 Biggest Health Scandals in Recent History

9. Homeopathic medicine used for teething impacted hundreds of babies

Many would argue that homeopathic remedies can be just as valuable as Western medicine, however, looking back on how hundreds of babies have been harmed by the use of belladonna, it is true that certain remedies should not be utilized, especially with young ones.

One mother offered her toddler three homeopathic pills to combat her daughter's teething pain. However, in only a few minutes she stopped breathing. The mother explained, "my daughter had a seizure, lost consciousness, and stopped breathing about 30 minutes after I gave her three Hyland's Teething Tablets. She had to receive mouth-to-mouth CPR to resume breathing and was brought to the hospital." Sadly, this was not unusual. Over 370 children had been adversely impacted by the company's teething products. While Hyland claimed to be safe, effective, and natural, the products were clearly not up to par. After a battle with the FDA, they pulled many of their teething products from the market.