Quigley unveils cough-cold education videos online
DOYLESTOWN, Pa. Quigley Corp. on Wednesday announced the introduction of series of online videos aimed at educating the public about staying healthy during the cough-cold season.
The series, hosted by medical correspondent Bob Arnot, offers information about prevention, and if that doesn’t work, symptomatic relief of the common cold.
“The fact that we make a product that has been clinically proven to reduce the duration and severity of the common cold, certainly helped drive our decision to underwrite the series,” stated Ted Karkus, Quigley CEO.
Study finds Ulesfia effectively kills head lice
HOBOKEN, N.J. A new non-neurotoxic treatment for head lice has been found to have an average of 91.2% treatment success rate after one week, and to be safe in humans from 6 months of age and up, according to a study published in the latest issue of Pediatric Dermatology.
Benzyl Alcohol Lotion 5% (branded Ulesfia) works by suffocating lice. Unlike commonly used asphyxiant remedies, scanning electron microscopy appears to indicate that benzyl alcohol lotion effectively asphyxiates lice by “stunning” the spiracles open, allowing the lotion, comprised of mineral oil and other inactive ingredients, to infiltrate the “honeycomb” respiratory apparatus and kill lice.
“Existing over-the-counter head lice treatments contain neurotoxic pesticides as active ingredients, resulting in potential toxicity and other problems, including lengthy applications, odor, ineffective treatment,” stated study author Terri Meinking of Global Health Associates. “Resistance has also become a problem now that lice have had such prolonged exposure to these products.”
E-cigarette maker welcomes FDA challenge
MIAMI Despite the ongoing battle between the Food and Drug Administration and electronic cigarette makers, one manufacturer welcomes the challenge as a chance to present its product as a healthier alternative to traditional tobacco.
Green Smoke said it has created an electronic cigarette designed to simulate the smoking experience without carcinogenics. Instead, it emits an odorless vapor of mostly steam, with ingredients like nicotine, water, propylene glycol (an additive used in cake mixes) and others. The nicotine also is available in different strengths.
The company also added that the price for the electronic cigarettes are more cost-efficient than regular tobacco products, with cigarette starter kits ranging from $109 to $270. The starter kits include nicotine cartridges, rechargeable cigarette batteries, home charger and more.