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Tuesday, July 07, 2015 | Miscellaneous

Ideopia Wins Aster Awards for Creative Work in Medical Marketing

Ideopia, a B2B and B2C advertising agency, won multiple Asters for advertising created for their clients in the medical industry, according to a company news release. Ideopia received awards in …

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Tuesday, July 07, 2015 | Acquisitions/Mergers, Allergan

Allergan Enters Into Licensing Agreement with Merck to Obtain Exclusive Worldwide Rights to CGRP Migraine Development Program

Allergan and Merck announced that they have entered into an agreement under which Allergan will acquire the exclusive worldwide rights to Merck's investigational small molecule oral calcitonin gen…

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Tuesday, July 07, 2015 | Management/Leadership, TearLab Corp.

TearLab Announces Appointment of Wes Brazell as CFO; Relocates Headquarters

TearLab Corporation announced the appointment of Wes Brazell as its chief financial officer, with overall responsibility for operational finance, financial reporting, budgeting and strategic planning,…

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Tuesday, July 07, 2015 | Medical Studies

Smoking Tied to Impaired Response to Graves' Ophthalmopathy Treatment

Current and former smokers with Graves' ophthalmopathy (GO) have a worse response to intravenous steroid therapy than do patients who never smoked, according to new findings. Smoking is known to b…

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Monday, July 06, 2015 | Miscellaneous, LENSAR

Lensar Expands Presence in India; Sharp Sight Centres Choose the Lensar Laser System

Lensar announced the Sharp Sight Centres now offer the Lensar Laser System to its cataract patients in Delhi, according to a company news release. "We look forward to working with Dr. Kamal Ka…

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Monday, July 06, 2015 | Acquisitions/Mergers, Allergan

Allergan to Acquire Oculeve Dry Eye Disease Development Programs

Allergan and Oculeve announced that they have entered into an agreement under which Allergan will acquire Oculeve in an all-cash transaction, according to a company news release. Under the terms of th…

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Monday, July 06, 2015 | Medical Studies

Eyewear Market To Reach $142.18 Billion By 2020: Grand View Research

The global eyewear market is expected to reach USD 142.18 billion by 2020, according to a new study by Grand View Research, according to a company news release. Expanding wearer base coupled with incr…

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Monday, July 06, 2015 | Partnerships, Biogen

Biogen and AGTC Enter Collaboration to Develop Gene Therapies in Ophthalmology

Biogen and AGTC announced a broad collaboration and license agreement to develop gene-based therapies for multiple ophthalmic diseases, according to a company news release. The collaboration will focu…

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Thursday, July 02, 2015 | Miscellaneous, Actavis, Allergan

Allergan, Which Tracks its Roots to Iceland, Closing Plant There

Way back when, Actavis, which recently became Allergan, started in Iceland. Now the drugmaker, which is known for its cost-control strategies, is taking the job ax to its roots there. It plans to shut…

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Thursday, July 02, 2015 | Acquisitions/Mergers, Rayner Intraocular Lenses

Rayner Surgical Group Limited Acquires Cataract Viscoelastic Portfolio

Rayner Surgical Group announced that it has acquired the ophthalmic cataract surgery business of Aptissen SA (Geneva, Switzerland), according to a company news release. The acquisition closes Ju…

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Thursday, July 02, 2015 | Health Care

Cost of Medicines to be Printed on Packets to Shame Patients Into Not Wasting Taxpayers' Money

The cost of medicines is to be stamped on packets with the slogan 'funded by the UK taxpayer' in a bid to clampdown on NHS waste. Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said patients had to take 'mo…

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Wednesday, July 01, 2015 | Miscellaneous, Imprimis Pharmaceuticals

Imprimis Pharmaceuticals to Ring The Nasdaq Stock Market Closing Bell

Imprimis Pharmaceuticals announced that the company will ring The Nasdaq stock market closing bell on Thursday, July 2, 2015, according to a company news release. Imprimis is celebrating the growing s…

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Wednesday, July 01, 2015 | CE Mark Approval, Alcon Laboratories

Alcon Receives European Approval for Preloaded IOL Delivery System

Alcon has received CE Mark in Europe for its AcrySof IQ Aspheric IOL with the UltraSert Preloaded Delivery System for patients undergoing cataract surgery, according to a company news release. The new…

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Wednesday, July 01, 2015 | Product Releases, Novartis

Novartis Launches the First App for Visually Impaired People for Use With the Apple Watch and Other Smart Watches

Novartis announced the release of new features for its ViaOpta applications and the extension for use with smart watches, according to a company news release. The discreet, hands-free nature of using …

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Wednesday, July 01, 2015 | Health Care

Doctors Got $6.5 Billion From Drug, Device Makers in US

US doctors and teaching hospitals got $6.49 billion from drug and medical-device makers in 2014, according to new government data on the financial links between the companies and the people who prescr…

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