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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.

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.

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.

June 2, 2010

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