Loxene

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Loxene has at least two meanings:

  • A medicated anti-dandruff shampoo, similar to Vosene sold in the UK, Australia and New Zealand during the 1960s, produced by Reckitt & Colman. The shampoo was a sponsor of the Loxene Golden Disc New Zealand music award (a forerunner of the New Zealand Music Awards) awarded between 1965 and 1972.
  • A detergent made by Wyandotte Chemicals Corporation (now BASF), used in some hospitals until 1967. It was withdrawn after people fell ill or died, apparently from one its active ingredients, pentachlorophenol. It was the object of at least two lawsuits.

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