FDA warns against using herbal remedy because of link to lead poisoning

ITE AND CHECK IT OUT.>> THANK YOU SO MUCH. >> IF YOU’RE A PARENT, WE HAVE A HEALTH ALERT FOR YOU. A POPULAR MAIL ORDER DRUG USE ON INFANTS AND YOUNG CHILDREN THEY ARE ISSUING AN URGENT WARNING THAT IT CAN CAUSE SEVERE ISSUES. SEVEN INVESTIGATORS ARE LIVE WITH WHAT PARENTS SHOULD BE CHECKING THEIR MEDICINE CABINETS FOUR. >> AND, IT IS A CONCERN OF LATE. AND, THE FLINT WATER CRISIS. >> IT’S A BIT DIFFERENT AND CONCERNING. >> CHANGE WITH ELEVATED LEAD LEVELS. AND, IT’S AFTER CONSUMING MEDICINE. >> IT’S A DRUG THAT ISN’T MADE IN THIS COUNTRY. IT HAS A STRANGE NAME. AND MANY FRACTURES WITH NONE OF THAT. FOR DRUG ADMINISTRATION RULES. SO THAT THEY CAN PUT INTO WHATEVER THEY WANT. >> AND, IT IS MARKETED TOWARD PARENTS. WITH CHILDREN SUFFERING FROM RICKETS. THE FDA IS WARNING PARENTS TO AVOID THE DRUG.>> IT ABSORBS LED MORE FASTER THAN AN ADULT. AND EXPOSURE CAN CAUSE SERIOUS ISSUES FOR THAT CHILD. >> WELL, THESE LEAD LEVELS CAN >> WELL, IT SHOULDN’T BE TOO ALARMED. BUT REPEATED USE IS DANGEROUS. >> TAKING THIS DRUG WOULDN’T QUALIFY FOR ANYTHING DANGEROUS. AND WHO KNOWS SOMETIMES YOU CAN HAVE SOMEBODY WHO MIGHT LIKE THE TASTE OF THIS. AND ALL OF A SUDDEN YOU HAVE A BIG BOTTLE OF LEAD POISONING. EVEN THEN, THOSE PHYSICIANS INVOLVEMENT. AND, IT WOULDN’T REALLY PRODUCE ANY ACUTE DAMAGE. IT JUST TOOK AN ENORMOUS AMOUNT. >> ANY CHILD THAT HAS CONSUMED SAYS THAT THEY DO RECOMMEND THAT YOU USE THIS. >>> REALLY SMART TO DO. I KNOW YOU’VE TALKED TO A LOT OF HEALTH EXPERTS. HOW ARE THEY COMPARING THIS TO SAVE — TO SAY THE LEAD IN THE WATER SYSTEM? >> WELL THEY WERE MUCH MORE ELEVATED. THIS IS OF CONCERN THAT THEY ARE A LOT LESS. AS YOU HEARD THEM STATE, REPEATEDLY USING THIS MEDICATION OVER TIME IS WHAT’S REALLY CONCERNING AND COULD

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