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Bayer response to lice study

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

Executive Summary

Conclusions on efficacy of Rid pediculicide cannot be drawn from recent in vitro study because University of Miami researchers "completely ignored" directions for use, Bayer says. Study in February Archives of Dermatology reported on kill rates of head lice exposed to cotton disks impregnated with OTC, Rx pediculicides (1"The Tan Sheet" March 4, 2002, p. 10). "Contrary to the method used in the study, Rid must be applied twice in a 10-day period, followed by combing on each occasion," Bayer says. "During each application lice are completely covered with Rid. The technique of placing lice on filter paper soaked with Rid, used in this study, would not be effective"...

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