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Wednesday, July 29, 2015 | Product Releases

Adaptica to Launch VisionFit Wearable Adaptive Refractor at ESCRS 2015 in Barcelona

Adaptica will launch its VisionFit Wearable Adaptive Refractor at the upcoming European Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS) meeting taking place at the Fira Gran Via, Barcelona…

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Wednesday, July 29, 2015 | Health Care

By 2024, Health Spending Will be Nearly a Fifth of the Economy

A sharp rise in prescription drug spending, driven largely by a new generation of expensive hepatitis C drugs, helped push the nation's health-care expenditures to $3.1 trillion in 2014 -- the big…

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Wednesday, July 29, 2015 | Health Care

Cigna to Discontinue VSP Vision Care’s Integrated Primary EyeCare Program in Kentucky

In response to a new Kentucky state law (HB 465), Cigna will discontinue VSP Vision Care’s integrated Primary EyeCare Program (IPEC), effective Sept. 15, 2015. The statute, signed into law March…

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015 | Miscellaneous, Allergan

Allergan Kicks Off Refresh America Program to Supply First Responders With Free Eye Drops

First responders often work in conditions that can take a toll on their eyes. Exposure to heat, smoke, wind and dust may cause dry eye symptoms, such as irritated and painful eyes. This is part of the…

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015 | Medical Studies

Long-Term Study: Ophthalmology Clinic Sees EHR Productivity Gains

A 13-provider eye clinic in Asheville, North Carolina, reaped an internal return on investment of 41% from an electronic health record (EHR) over the course of a 5-year period, according to an article…

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015 | Medical Studies

Fibrin Glue Technique Aids in Cornea Transplant in the Developing World

Eye surgeons in developing countries can use fibrin glue on the scleral rim to increase the number of donor corneas they can use for transplant, new research from India suggests. Descemet's stripp…

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Monday, July 27, 2015 | Acquisitions/Mergers, Allergan

Teva Deal Lets Us Double Down on Brands: Allergan CEO

Allergan President and CEO Brent Saunders said Monday the sale of its generics business would allow the company to double down on its higher margin, higher growth branded drugs business. Saunders spok…

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Monday, July 27, 2015 | Product Releases

Opternative Launches Online, Ophthalmologist-Issued Prescription Service for Glasses and Contacts

Opternative has launched the first online eye exam service, which can provide consumers with a convenient and affordable physician-issued prescription for glasses or contacts, according to a company n…

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Monday, July 27, 2015 | Acquisitions/Mergers, Allergan

Allergan to Acquire Naurex for $560 Million

Allergan and Naurex, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing transformative therapies for challenging disorders of the central nervous system, announced that they have entered into a def…

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Monday, July 27, 2015 | Acquisitions/Mergers, Allergan

Teva to Acquire Allergan Generics for $40.5 Billion

Teva Pharmaceutical announced that it has signed a definitive agreement with Allergan to acquire Allergan's generics business in a transaction valued at $40.5 billion, according to a company news …

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Friday, July 24, 2015 | Miscellaneous, Eyegate Pharmaceuticals

EyeGate Pharma Receives USPTO Notice of Allowance for Proprietary Dexamethasone Phosphate Formulation

Eyegate Pharmaceuticals announced that it has received a Notice of Allowance from the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for a patent application related to its lead product candidate, EGP-437. Th…

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Friday, July 24, 2015 | Product Releases, Santen

Santen Launches Ikervis - The First and Only Ciclosporin Eye Drops Licensed in the UK

Santen UK Limited announced the launch of Ikervis (ciclosporin 1 mg/mL eye drops emulsion in single-dose containers) in the UK, according to a company news release. Ikervis is licensed for the…

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Friday, July 24, 2015 | Retina

NICE Recommends Ozurdex for Pseudophakic Patients with DME

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has issued draft guidance recommending the dexamethasone intravitreal implant for the treatment of diabetic macular edema (DME).

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Friday, July 24, 2015 | Management/Leadership, STAAR Surgical

Jon K. Hayashida Named Vice President Global Clinical and Medical Affairs for STAAR Surgical

STAAR Surgical has named Jon K. Hayashida, OD, to the newly created position of vice president of global clinical and medical affairs, according to a company news release. In this position, he will he…

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Thursday, July 23, 2015 | Clinical Trials

Inotek Announces Positive End-of-Phase 2 Meeting with FDA and Phase 3 Development Strategy for Glaucoma Treatment Trabodenoson

Inotek Pharmaceuticals announced the phase 3 development strategy of its lead glaucoma drug, trabodenoson, a first-in-class selective adenosine mimetic designed to restore the eye’s natural pres…

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