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April 1, 2014

Innovative Products has announced the launch of Gotcha Covered, a line of children’s daily use hair care products for head lice prevention.

EAST MEADOW, N.Y. — Innovative Products has announced the launch of Gotcha Covered, a line of children’s daily use hair care products for head lice prevention.

Gotcha Covered offers a shampoo, conditioner, styling gel and leave-in detangler, as well as a surface spray, that parents can use on their children’s scalp and items they frequently touch and share before they ever get head lice.

March 18, 2014

According to a report published Friday in HealthDay News, most head lice now carry a gene mutation that makes them resistant to standard over-the-counter treatments, citing a study in the March issue of the Journal of Medical Entomology.

NORWALK, Conn. — According to a report published Friday in HealthDay News, most head lice now carry a gene mutation that makes them resistant to standard over-the-counter treatments, citing a study in the March issue of the Journal of Medical Entomology

As many as 88% of lice may carry the gene mutation. 

February 26, 2014

A new national survey released Wednesday found that the majority of moms who have experienced head lice in their household as an adult (81%) used an OTC treatment the last time they had an infestation.

SWIFTWATER, Pa. — A new national survey released Wednesday found that the majority of moms who have experienced head lice in their household as an adult (81%) used an OTC treatment the last time they had an infestation. Less than a third of moms (27%) chose a prescription option.

August 20, 2013

Insight Pharmaceuticals recently introduced the Nix Complete Lice Elimination Kit, which contains everything parents need to combat lice in three easy steps.

TRABUCO CANYON, Calif. — Insight Pharmaceuticals recently introduced the Nix Complete Lice Elimination Kit, which contains everything parents need to combat lice in three easy steps.

Nix’s active ingredient — permethrin — is maximum strength and clinically proven to be the most effective at killing head lice, the company stated. In addition, Nix’s Crème Rinse is the most-recommended treatment by the Academy of Pediatrics, Insight noted.

June 7, 2013

Head lice have long been the scourge of schoolchildren and their families. In the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 6 million to 12 million lice infestations occur each year among children ages 3 to 11 years.

Head lice have long been the scourge of schoolchildren and their families. In the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 6 million to 12 million lice infestations occur each year among children ages 3 to 11 years. Lice can spread quickly through direct contact with the hair of a person who had them — though personal hygiene, cleanliness of the home or school, and sharing of clothing and personal items is not usually the cause.

August 22, 2012

Mission Pharmacal will "aggressively" market its head lice kit during the back-to-school season, the company said Wednesday.

SAN ANTONIO — Mission Pharmacal will "aggressively" market its head lice kit during the back-to-school season, the company said Wednesday.

The company said it would market the prescription Lycelle kit for the season, when lice infestations are often most rampant. The kit is a drug- and pesticide-free way of eliminating lice and nits that requires a single, 10-minute application.

August 20, 2012

Sanofi's vaccine's division has launched a new treatment for head lice, the company said Monday.

SWIFTWATER, Pa. — Sanofi's vaccine's division has launched a new treatment for head lice, the company said Monday.

Sanofi Pasteur announced the availability of Sklice (ivermectin) lotion in the 0.5% strength. The drug is approved for patients ages 6 months and older.

The company said head lice cases have increased rapidly in the United States, affecting between 6 million and 12 million children ages 3 to 11 years each year.

April 11, 2012

Ladibugs on Tuesday announced the launch of its Ladibugs Hair Care — a chemical-free head lice product line — through more than 1,000 Great Clips locations.

MINNEAPOLIS — Ladibugs on Tuesday announced the launch of its Ladibugs Hair Care — a chemical-free head lice product line — through more than 1,000 Great Clips locations.

February 8, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a head lice treatment made by Sanofi, the drug maker said.

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. — The Food and Drug Administration has approved a head lice treatment made by Sanofi, the drug maker said.

Sanofi announced the approval of Sklice (ivermectin) lotion in the 0.5% strength for patients ages 6 months and older. According to Sanofi, head lice infest an estimated 6 to 12 million children ages 3 to 11 years and costs as much as $1 billion in lost school days and lost work for parents.

October 19, 2011

ParaPRO on Saturday presented data showing the effectiveness of Natroba (spinosad) topical suspension, 0.9% against head lice and nits following one treatment without nit combing.

BOSTON — ParaPRO on Saturday presented data showing the effectiveness of Natroba (spinosad) topical suspension, 0.9% against head lice and nits following one treatment without nit combing. Those data about the pediculicide, derived from a naturally occurring soil bacterium, were presented in a poster session at the American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition here.

August 10, 2011

Fairy Tales Hair Care on Wednesday announced the launch of its first iPhone application, The Facts of Lice, to provide real-time alerts of lice outbreaks at the local level.

PASSAIC, N.J. — Fairy Tales Hair Care on Wednesday announced the launch of its first iPhone application, The Facts of Lice, to provide real-time alerts of lice outbreaks at the local level.

"With 85% of school districts reporting head lice, busy parents need to be informed about outbreaks in their own communities as quickly as possible," stated Risa Barash, founder of Fairy Tales Hair Care. "The Facts of Lice app allows parents to track lice outbreaks in their own neighborhood so they'll know when it's time to increase prevention efforts at home."

June 7, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has accepted a regulatory approval application for a head lice treatment made by Topaz Pharmaceuticals, Topaz said Tuesday.

HORSHAM, Pa. — The Food and Drug Administration has accepted a regulatory approval application for a head lice treatment made by Topaz Pharmaceuticals, Topaz said Tuesday.

Topaz is seeking approval for ivermectin topical cream, for treating head lice in children and adults.

April 25, 2011

A line of head lice prevention hair care products has made its way to a Florida-based pharmacy chain.

NEW YORK — A line of head lice prevention hair care products has made its way to a Florida-based pharmacy chain.

Zippity Doo’s products now are available throughout southern Florida at Navarro Discount Pharmacy. The products, the company said, now feature multilingual packaging.

April 6, 2011

Zippity Doo's line of lice prevention hair care products for children has expanded into Canada and now is available at Shoppers Drug Mart.

MERRICK, N.Y. — Zippity Doo's line of lice prevention hair care products for children has expanded into Canada and now is available at Shoppers Drug Mart.

Zippity Doo's offerings include a shampoo, conditioner, styling gel, leave-in detangler, as well as a surface spray, that parents can use on their children's hair and on items they frequently share, such as hats, towels and brushes.

The pediatrician-approved line features natural ingredients and is free of parabens and sodium laureth sulfate.

January 26, 2011

LiceGuard on Monday announced the launch of its Robi Comb product, a noninvasive electronic lice comb powered by a single AA battery that detects and destroys lice on contact simply by combing it through dry hair.

NEEDHAM, Mass. — LiceGuard on Monday announced the launch of its Robi Comb product, a noninvasive electronic lice comb powered by a single AA battery that detects and destroys lice on contact simply by combing it through dry hair.

When the Robi Comb's metal teeth touch lice, the lice get zapped, die and then get combed away, the company stated. The Robi Comb lets you know by an audible signal whether or not head lice are present, so it can be used to detect an infestation as well as to treat one.

January 18, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new treatment for head lice, the agency said Tuesday.

SILVER SPRING, Md. — The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new treatment for head lice, the agency said Tuesday.

The FDA approved Natroba (spinosad) topical suspension, made by ParaPro, a privately owned drug company based in Carmel, Ind. The drug is used to treat head lice infestation in patients ages 4 years and older.

August 9, 2010

Natural healthcare products company Wild Child is offering head lice-prevention tips for the back-to-school season....

LOS ANGELES Natural healthcare products company Wild Child is offering head lice-prevention tips for the back-to-school season.

Wild Child, which is distributed through Hyland's, has such homeopathic product offerings as the Quit Nits kit, Quit Nits everyday preventative spray and Quit Nits advance lice treatment cream. The company said it recommends increased awareness of how to treat and eliminate both lice and nits so children can be in school without any lice issues.

 

June 2, 2010

It was one of the products that generated a buzz during the National Association of...

February 23, 2010

A new non-neurotoxic treatment for head lice has been found to have an average of...

HOBOKEN, N.J. A new non-neurotoxic treatment for head lice has been found to have an average of 91.2% treatment success rate after one week, and to be safe in humans from 6 months of age and up, according to a study published in the latest issue of Pediatric Dermatology.

January 23, 2008

Wild Child, an Australian-based natural health care products company, began selling in January its Quit...