To the Editor.—

When I published the preliminary results of my research on Nuvo lotion, I hoped that soon other researchers would independently evaluate and report on this new technique for treating head lice. The lotion is applied to the scalp, dried in place, and suffocates the lice. The reported results demonstrated a refreshingly simple way to cure head lice reliably: 96% effective, 94% long-term cure rate, nontoxic, and no extensive house clean-up or nit removal. The 96% cure rate reported for Nuvo lotion is superior to the cure rates most recently reported in the United Kingdom for permethrin (10%), malathion (17%), “Bug Busting” (57%), phenothrin (75%), and the newest pediculocide, dimethicone (73%).3,4  I have received >250 requests from health care practitioners from the United States and abroad for additional information about this treatment; however, no pharmaceutical company, university, or health care entity has stepped...

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