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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.

May 30, 2013

Syneron Beauty entered the oral care category last year with its Tanda Pearl Ionic Teeth Whitening System and now, Syneron Beauty has created the Pearl brand. Enter Pearl Brilliant White Ionic Teeth Whitening system — the first new, at-home teeth whitening technology to be cleared by the FDA in more than a decade, according to the company.

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — Syneron Beauty entered the oral care category last year with its Tanda Pearl Ionic Teeth Whitening System and now, Syneron Beauty has created the Pearl brand. Enter Pearl Brilliant White Ionic Teeth Whitening system — the first new, at-home teeth whitening technology to be cleared by the FDA in more than a decade, according to the company.

In a clinical study, the system was shown to whiten up to 10 shades after 50 minutes.

May 22, 2013

PetArmor is introducing two new products to retail shelves the company states will provide a "1-2-3 punch" to keep pets pest-free.

YARDLEY, Pa. — PetArmor is introducing two new products to retail shelves the company states will provide a "1-2-3 punch" to keep pets pest-free.

FastAct Flea and Tick Shampoo and Spray can be used to provide both immediate relief and long-term prevention of flea and tick infestations, FidoPharm, a science-based pet health company and makers of PetArmor, said.

The "1-2-3 punch" is a three-step process when pet owners first see the signs of fleas or ticks:

May 2, 2013

Bayer HealthCare has introduced a product for controlling fleas and ticks in dogs and cats that lasts eight months, the company's animal health division said Thursday.

SHAWNEE, Kan. — Bayer HealthCare has introduced a product for controlling fleas and ticks in dogs and cats that lasts eight months, the company's animal health division said Thursday.

Seresto is a collar that is designed to provide protection from parasites similar to that provided by monthly topical medications. The collar's active ingredients are flumethrin and imidacloprid, and the company said it kills fleas within 24 hours and ticks within 48 hours after application.

April 3, 2013

To kick off the arrival of flea and tick season, PetArmor last week launched a national TV commercial campaign created by Adrenaline, a Havas Company.

YARDLEY, Pa. — To kick off the arrival of flea and tick season, PetArmor last week launched a national TV commercial campaign created by Adrenaline, a Havas Company. The commercials educate pet parents that value-priced PetArmor is guaranteed to protect pets as well as competitive products at killing adult fleas and ticks. The :30 and :15 spots will air nationally supplemented with local market activity beginning April 1.

February 19, 2013

Sergeant's Pet Care Products has launched a generic version of a commonly used spray for killing fleas and ticks in dogs and cats, the company said Tuesday.

OMAHA, Neb. — Sergeant's Pet Care Products has launched a generic version of a commonly used spray for killing fleas and ticks in dogs and cats, the company said Tuesday.

Sergeant's announced the launch of Pronyl, a version of Sanofi's Frontline. Pronyl uses the same active ingredient, Fipronil, but also uses what the company calls Bag-on-Valve technology that allows a continuous and quiet spray from any angle.

September 13, 2012

An expanded offering of private-label pet care products will come soon to retailers' shelves, following the acquisition of Sergeant's Pet Care Products by Perrigo, the leading global provider of store-brand health and personal care items.

ALLEGAN, Mich. — An expanded offering of private-label pet care products will come soon to retailers' shelves, following the acquisition of Sergeant's Pet Care Products by Perrigo, the leading global provider of store-brand health and personal care items.

Perrigo said it signed a definitive agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets of Sergeant's, a privately held Omaha-based company, for $285 million in an all cash deal that enables Perrigo to enter the $8 billion pet care market.