Safeguard efficacy from day one.
Given that head lice resistance has rendered most OTC treatments ineffective1, current approaches to requesting therapy may be equally inadequate.
Why prior authorization matters
Subjecting patients to repeat use of ineffective agents and greater cost.2
Unnecessary exposure to pesticides from multiple use of OTCs or other known toxic agents.2
Ongoing stigma associated with head lice and the serious negative impact on mental health.2
- Gellatly KJ, Krim S,Palenchar DJ, et al. Expansion of the knockdown resistance frequency map for human head lice (phthiraptera: pediculidae) in the United States using quantitative sequencing. Journal of Medical Entomology, 2016:1-7.
- DP West., Head Lice Treatment Costs and the Impact on Managed Care, Amer J of Managed Care, September 1, 2004]