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OTC permethrin/pyrethrin antiparasitics advocated over Rx lindane by Public Citizen.

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

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OTC PERMETHRIN/PYRETHRIN PRODUCTS RECOMMENDED AS ALTERNATIVES TO LINDANE pediculicides by Public Citizen's Health Research Group (HRG) in its June 15 petition seeking an FDA ban to lindane-containing prescription products. The Washington, D.C. consumer watchdog group asserted that lindane is both neurotoxic and carcinogenic, and that "safer and equally effective alternatives," such as nonprescription pyrethrin and permethrin, are readily available.
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