Good News for Gardasil
To protect against HPV-related cancers, the American Academy of Pediatrics and CDC recommend HPV vaccine for males and females at age 11 or 12 years. The Gardasil vaccine has been a three-dose series, but the FDA and the ACIP (Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices) have recommended a two-dose series for children ages 9-14.
Homeopathic Teething Products
The FDA is urging consumers to not use homeopathic teething products containing belladonna and to dispose of any such products in their possession, following a lab analysis in which the FDA found inconsistent amounts of the toxic substance in teething tablets marketed by Hyland’s and manufactured by Standard Homeopathic Company.
We recommend teething toys, frozen teething rings, or pain medicines, acetaminophen or ibuprofen (use in infants 6 months or older) for teething pain.