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Date:4/3/2008

FDA Approves New Once-a-Month Flea Protection in a Convenient Chewable

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INDIANAPOLIS, April 3, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- April showers bring May flowers. And springtime weather also brings the onslaught of insects and parasites, including fleas. For many dog owners, flea treatments are a necessary nuisance. But thanks to a new oral flea protection product from Eli Lilly and Company, protecting your dog from fleas or treating an infestation can be a pleasant experience.

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Comfortis(R) (spinosad), recently introduced by Eli Lilly and Company, is the first FDA-approved, chewable, beef-flavored tablet that kills fleas and prevents flea infestations on dogs for a full month.

Comfortis(R) also offers safe and effective flea protection for pet owners who have children or have other pets in their household. With Comfortis(R), children can immediately touch the dog after treatment, and there is no transfer of the product to other pets by contact. Because it is administered orally, Comfortis(R) is also a great choice for dogs that swim or are bathed often, as well as dogs with flea allergy dermatitis, a common skin disease resulting from flea bites, and dogs receiving topical skin treatments.

Spinosad, the active ingredient in Comfortis(R), is environmentally friendly. The introduction of spinosad for use in agriculture led to a Presidential Green Chemistry Award in 1999 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

"Comfortis(R) provides an effective and convenient alternative that makes flea protection pleasant for owners and dogs alike," said Steve Connell, DVM, manager of technical, academic and consumer services for companion animal health at Lilly. "Comfortis(R) not only kills fleas quickly, it's also easy to give, mess-free and doesn't require t
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