Scientific News


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

13.12.12 | FDA rejects lindane ban petition

A petition requesting that lindane be withdrawn from sale as a second-line pediculicide has been denied by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

13.12.12 | Commentary and response on spinosad clinical trial

An assessment and author response to a 2009 clinical trial of spinosad has been published in Archives of Dermatology.

26.11.12 | New clinical trial for prevention of head lice infection

A clinical trial has been registered researching the possibility of using a novel pediculicide to prevent, rather than remove, head lice infection.

08.11.12 | Topical ivermectin in head lice treatment

A new study has shown that Ivermectin lotion is effective when applied topically to treat head lice infection.

01.11.12 | Head lice death via cuticle disruption: new study

A new study has been published investigating the effectiveness of a combination of isopropyl myristate and cyclomethicone D5 in head lice treatment via a non-traditional physical mechanism of action, thus avoiding issues of genetic resistance to treatment.

29.10.12 | New review of head lice treatment in paediatric care

A new article in the Journal of Paediatric Health Care reviews recent pediculosis treatment developments and offers recommendations for the best methods of treatment.

28.09.12 | FDA Updates requirements for Medical Device Registration

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is introducing new requirements and responsibilities for the registration and listing of Medical Devices, effective October 1, 2012. 

20.08.12 | New Natroba clinical trial entry

A new record for a Natroba clinical trial is available on the US Clinical Trials registry.

20.08.12 | Pediculosis clinical studies roundup

A short overview of pediculosis clinical trials in recent years.

08.08.12 | Pediculicidal activity of tea tree oil and nerolidol

New research has been released investigating the effectiveness of two natural substances, tea tree oil and nerolidol, against head lice and eggs, suggesting high levels of pediculicidal and ovicidal activity.

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