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Clinical Trials Update Jan 2015

 Recent news relevant to clinical trials on pediculosis.

New Review of Lice Treatments

A new critical review of head lice treatments covers the latest treatment methods and clinical trial methodology.

Successful Phase 3 results for Hatchtech Xeglyze trials

Hatchtech Pty Ltd this week announced successful results for its phase 3 trials of Xeglyze™ Lotion, a novel lice and egg treatment.

Clinical Trial Roundup

A summary of recent clinical trial news.

Review of egg-removal abilities of commercial products

A new study investigates the ability of commercial head lice products to remove eggs from hair.

Comparison of topical and oral ivermectin

A recent study has found topical ivermectin to have better lice eradication rates than oral ivermectin.

Further study on herbal shampoos and head lice

A new study further analyses herbal shampoos for their ability to kill head lice.

FTC fines head lice company for misleading claims

The Federal Trade Commission has fined the manufacturer of Lice Shield $0.5M for misleading advertising claims.

Use of 1,2-octanediol in preventing lice infection

A new paper reports on a randomised, controlled, cross-over study investigating the efficacy of 1,2- octanediol in preventing lice infection.

Lice transfer assessed using poultry model

A new paper uses a poultry model to assess the risk of re-infestation of lice after pediculicidal treatment.

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