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News from the global scientific community focused on furthering the understanding and treatment of pediculosis, including research and clinical trials.

Improving trial design for lice treatment

A new study investigates the best parameters for randomly-controlled trials of pediculicidal products.

Lice resistance research

Two new papers on the response of lice and nits to common treatments have recently been published.

Efficacy of herbal shampoos against head lice

 A new study has analysed a range of herbal shampoos for their ability to kill head lice.

ICP5 Call for Abstracts

The International Society of Phthirapterists invites you to register and
submit abstracts for the 5th International Conference on Phthiraptera,
August 2 - 7, 2014 at Canyons Resort in Park City Utah, USA.

Best Yet! head-lice marketing requires FDA pre-approval

A recent decision by the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) requires that advertising claims by makers of Best Yet! head lice products receive Food and Drug Administration (FDA) pre-approval.

Survey on Italian pediatrician head lice treatment preferences

A recently published survey of Italian pediatricians shows that malathion and pyrethroids are the leading pediculicides of choice for lice infections.

Study of tocopheryl acetate for lice elimination

A derivative of vitamin E has been investigated for anti-lice properties.

New study comparing LiceFreee spray with permethrin

New study results have been recently published of a randomly controlled trial comparing 1% sodium chloride spray with 1% permethrin creme.

New study comparing dimeticone with permethrin

New study results have been recently published of a randomly controlled trial comparing 4% dimeticone liquid gel with 1% permethrin creme.

More on Ivermectin and safety

Following the recent publication of clinical trial data showing Ivermectin solution to be a safe and effective pediculicide, two further recent items of note:

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