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2010-12-07 07:00:00

HORSHAM, Pa., Dec. 7, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Topaz Pharmaceuticals Inc., a privately held specialty pharmaceutical company, today announced the completion of two Phase 3 clinical trials that studied the use of ivermectin topical cream as a potential treatment for head lice. These trials were conducted according to a Special Protocol Assessment (SPA) agreement with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). "Parents and caregivers are looking for safe and effective treatments for head lice,"...

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2010-12-06 07:55:00

Head lice shrivel in study as device hits the market Four years after the LouseBuster prototype made headlines when research showed the chemical-free, warm-air device wiped out head lice on children, a new study reveals that a revamped, government-cleared model is highly effective. "For a louse, it's like sticking your head out a window at 100 miles an hour; they're going to get dried out," says University of Utah biology Professor Dale Clayton, senior author of the study and a founder of...

2010-12-05 00:13:32

LoveBugs guarantees to free their clients of head lice discretely and safely, without resorting to the harsh chemicals and pesticides found in most commercially available lice-removal products. They combine personal attention with a non-toxic, environmentally safe technique, invented in Greece over 40 years ago. (Vocus/PRWEB) December 03, 2010 Lafayette, CA (Vocus) December 3, 2010 -- Head lice happen. They happen regardless of cleanliness or affluence. They are as prevalent as the common...

2010-12-01 00:28:51

SmartNutra, Inc recently announced the release of its updated formula for Clearlice that is part of its all-natural, comprehensive lice and nits treatment system. This new formula is the latest result of an ongoing, worldwide search for the most powerful, natural ingredients to use in eliminating even the most troublesome, recurring head lice and nits. Boca Raton, FL (Vocus/PRWEB) November 30, 2010 Florida based company, SmartNutra, Inc. recently announced the release of its updated...

2010-11-17 07:00:00

HORSHAM, Pa., Nov. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Topaz Pharmaceuticals Inc., a privately held specialty pharmaceutical company, today announced that Bob Radie has been appointed President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Thomas Beck, M.D., who was serving as interim Chief Executive Officer, will resume his role as Chief Medical Officer of the company. Topaz Pharmaceuticals' lead product, ivermectin topical cream, is concluding Phase 3 clinical trials to support a new drug application for...

2010-10-25 13:35:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Zippity Doo's(TM), the lice-preventive children's hair care product line, is now available to consumers at the popular website Soap.com. Zippity Doo's provides girls and boys with affordable daily PREVENTION that eliminates harsh and costly treatment as well as the hassles associated with head lice infestation. Parents concerned about keeping their children from contracting head lice can now find the full array of Zippity Doo's hair care products on...

2010-09-08 07:15:00

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Hair Fairies, the head lice helpers, today announced free school screenings for head lice. The super smart Back to School special means stress relief for educators and families across the country. In an initiative designed to help people get their lives back, Hair Fairies will screen schools free of charge. Other Back to School specials include free all natural nit-zapping shampoo for first time treated clients, as well as attractive online product...

2010-08-17 08:45:00

TORONTO, Aug. 17 /PRNewswire/ - To view this Social Media Release, please enter the following address in your web browser. http://smr.newswire.ca/en/lice-squad-canada/new-medical-device-in-the-war-against-head-lice /NOTE TO PHOTO EDITORS: The photo accompanying this social media release is also available at http://photos.newswire.ca. Images are free to accredited members of the media/ SOURCE LiceSquad Inc.

2010-07-28 12:37:00

NEW YORK, July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Officials of Zippity Doo's(TM), in favor of the just-issued new guidelines on lice, are emphasizing that the best way for parents to deal with the problem of lice is to prevent it altogether. "We agree with the recommendation that 'no healthy child should be excluded from or allowed to miss school time because of head lice,'" said Zippity Doo's representative Lorraine McNamara. "We also believe that children do not have to get to the stage where they are...

2010-07-28 07:00:00

HORSHAM, Pa., July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Topaz Pharmaceuticals Inc., a privately held biotechnology company, announced positive results of studies of topical ivermectin cream, which it is developing as a potential treatment of Pediculus humanus capitis (head lice). In a Phase 2 dose-ranging study presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Pediatric Dermatology in Portland, OR, this novel topical formulation produced a statistically significant eradication of live lice as compared...


Latest Head-louse infestation Reference Libraries

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2005-09-08 09:38:13

Head lice (Pediculus humanus capitis) are one of the many varieties of sucking lice (singular "louse") specialized to live on different areas of various animals. As the name implies, head lice are specialized to live among the hair present on the human head and are exquisitely adapted to living mainly on the scalp and neck hairs of their human host. Lice present on other body parts covered by hair are not head lice but are either Pubic lice (Pthirus pubis) or Body lice (Pediculus humanus...

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