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The Big Business of Curing Head Lice

A Silicon Valley dermatologist seeks his fortune in head lice. He claims to have found a new cure for head lice: a non-toxic lotion that suffocates them to death. When he managed to get his findings published in a respected scientific journal, one of the leading venture capitalists of Silicon Valley came calling. NPR's Snigdha Prakash reports.

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Snigdha Prakash
Pieces by National Desk reporter Snigdha Prakash can be heard on NPR's All Things Considered and Morning Edition. The majority of Snigdha's past reports have focused on topics related to entrepreneurship, business, banking and the economy.