Homeopathic teething gels under investigation

The drugs and devices watchdog is carrying out “urgent laboratory tests” on homeopathic teething gels and tablets sold in pharmacies after a health scare in the US.

In a public safety message, the TGA says parents should talk to health professionals before giving such products to their children — although it has not named the products concerned and there has been no product recall.

The move follows an alert in the US where the Food and Drug Administration says products distributed by CVS and Hyland’s Homeopathic have been linked to adverse events, including seizures,