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California Proposition 65 and
Warnings about Lindane

Attorney Shawn Khorrami's actions may help protect
Californians against lindane


The February 2, 1998 issue of Drug Topics reported that a number of independent and chain pharmacies in California have received letters from attorney Shawn Khorrami regarding possible violations of a California law affecting lindane products.

Proposition 65 requires that consumers be notified whenever they are exposed to any kind of product with an ingredient that has been shown to be toxic or carcinogenic. Attorney Shawn Khorrami's office is interpreting the law to mean that everyone along the line of distribution needs to give notice to the patient. John Cronin of the California Pharmacists Association (CPhA) suggests that the more appropriate entity to give the warnings is the manufacturers and/or physicians that prescribe the drug. The National Pediculosis Association position is that lindane should be banned from human use altogether! If you are interested in more information about Proposition 65 and lindane, contact Khorrami's office directly at 310-473-8899.



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