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New 'Superlice' Resist Most Over-the-Counter Remedies

Posted 9 Sep 2016 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Sept. 9, 2016 – In the war against "superlice," parents appear to be up against a mighty foe – and it's one they'd certainly rather never see in the first place. A new report warns that over-the-counter products have lost much of their effectiveness against the so-called superlice. The good news is that prescription products can still get rid of those creepy critters. Parents should turn to physicians first instead of trying to treat their children themselves with over-the-counter products, said report lead author Dr. Ellen Koch. She's a dermatologist with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. "The failure rate of these products has increased dramatically in many areas of the United States. This leads to increased cost, days missed from work and school, and frustration among our patients," she noted. Lice commonly infest the hair of kids. "In fact, if you look hard ... Read more

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Head Lice Now Resistant to Common Meds in 25 States

Posted 18 Aug 2015 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Aug. 18, 2015 – Drug-resistant head lice are very likely coming to a school near you, U.S. investigators warn. At least 25 states host lice populations that don't respond to common over-the-counter treatments, a new analysis reveals. Permethrin, part of the pyrethroid class of insecticides, has long been the go-to weapon against head lice, mosquitoes, bedbugs and other insects. But continued exposure to permethrin has caused a huge swath of the dreaded insects to develop genetic mutations that render such drugs useless. "It's a very classic resistance story," said study lead author Kyong Yoon, an assistant professor in the biological sciences and environmental sciences program at Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville. "Permethrin products were introduced to U.S. consumers in the early '90s," Yoon said. "But the first registered problem was reported from Israel in 1995, ... Read more

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Galderma Receives FDA Approval of Soolantra (ivermectin) Cream for Rosacea

Posted 23 Dec 2014 by Drugs.com

FORT WORTH, Texas, December 23, 2014 --(BUSINESS WIRE)--Galderma Laboratories, L.P. today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Soolantra (ivermectin) Cream, 1% for the once-daily topical treatment of inflammatory lesions, or bumps and pimples, of rosacea. Rosacea is a common, but often misunderstood, skin disorder affecting 16 million Americans, predominantly women, ages 30 and older. Although the cause of rosacea is unknown, research suggests that there are multiple triggers for the inflammation associated with the condition, including sun, alcohol, spicy food and exercise. Recent studies have further solidified that generally harmless microscopic Demodex mites may also be a culprit. These mites are normal inhabitants of everyone’s skin, but may appear in greater numbers on the faces of people with rosacea. “While some rosacea treatments for the common bu ... Read more

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Smarten Up About Antibiotics, CDC Urges

Posted 18 Nov 2010 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Nov. 18 – Knowing when to take antibiotics – and when not to – can help fight the rise of deadly "superbugs," say experts at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. About half of antibiotics prescribed are unnecessary or inappropriate, the agency says, and overuse has helped create bacteria that don't respond, or respond less effectively, to the drugs used to fight them. "Antibiotics are a shared resource that has become a scarce resource," said Dr. Lauri Hicks, a medical epidemiologist at the CDC. She's also medical director a of new program, Get Smart: Know When Antibiotics Work, that had its launch this week. "Everyone has a role to play in preventing the spread of antibiotic resistance," Hicks said. The stakes are high, said Dr. Arjun Srinivasan, CDC's associate director for health care-associated infection prevention programs. Almost every type of bacteria ... Read more

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For Tough Head Lice, Pill Tops Lotion

Posted 11 Mar 2010 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, March 10 – In children with hard-to-treat head lice, the oral medication ivermectin is more effective than the standard treatment, the topical cream malathion, new research finds. The study, published in the March 11 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, found that 95 percent of those treated with ivermectin were lice-free after two weeks compared to 85 percent of those using malathion. "Ivermectin may be a good alternative to malathion when topical insecticide resistance is suspected," the study authors wrote. The researchers caution that ivermectin generally shouldn't be used as a first-line treatment, but instead suggest that it be reserved for treatment-resistant lice. Overuse of ivermectin might lead to lice developing resistance to this medication as well. Between 6 million and 12 million American schoolchildren are infested with head lice each year, the U.S. ... Read more

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