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Friday, February 17, 2017 | Dry Eye, Earnings & Financials, Shire

Shire Provides Update on Early Xiidra Sales

As part of its fourth quarter and full-year earnings release on Thursday, Shire provided information about the early sales of its dry eye disease drug Xiidra (lifitegrast), which was launched in Augus…

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017 | Dry Eye, Medical Studies

Faster Diagnosis Could Improve Quality of Life for People With Dry Eye Disease

Dry eye disease can be difficult to diagnose, and delays in diagnosis may lead to more severe symptoms and a greater impact on patients' daily lives, according to a European study. People with a d…

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Wednesday, January 04, 2017 | Clinical Trials, Dry Eye, Sun Pharma

Sun Pharma Announces Positive Topline Results of Confirmatory Phase 3 Clinical Trial for Seciera for Treatment of Dry Eye

Sun Pharma announced successful phase 3 confirmatory clinical trial results for Seciera (cyclosporine A 0.09% ophthalmic solution) for the treatment of dry eye disease, according to a company news rel…

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Thursday, November 10, 2016 | Clinical Trials, Dry Eye

RegeneRx Announces First Patients Enrolled in Phase 3 US Dry Eye Clinical Trial (ARISE-2 Trial) with RGN-259

RegeneRx Biopharmaceuticals announced that the first patients have been enrolled in a phase 3 clinical trial (ARISE-2 trial) with RGN-259 (Thymosin beta 4), its sterile, preservative-free eye drop for…

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Tuesday, August 23, 2016 | Dry Eye, Medical Studies, TearScience

A Single LipiFlow Treatment Demonstrates Sustained Improvement in Gland Function and Symptoms in Patients with MGD and Dry Eye

TearScience announced the publication of a seminal prospective, multicenter clinical trial showing that a single LipiFlow treatment can deliver sustained mean improvement in meibomian gland function a…

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Wednesday, August 10, 2016 | Dry Eye, Medical Studies

Patients With Dry Eye and Normal Visual Acuity Read More Slowly

People with dry eye read more slowly, even if they have normal visual acuity, according to a new report. Reading speed may become a tool to directly measure the functional impairment that dry eye…

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Tuesday, August 09, 2016 | Dry Eye, Medical Studies

Medscape Survey: Many Clinicians Take Wait-and-See Attitude to New Dry Eye Drug

Indications from a Medscape survey are that clinicians will investigate lifitegrast ophthalmic solution (Xiidra, Shire) for treatment of dry eye disease (DED) now that it has been approved, but most w…

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Thursday, July 28, 2016 | Clinical Trials, Dry Eye, Parion Sciences

Parion Sciences Announces Initiation of Phase 2 Clinical Trial of P-321 for the Treatment of Dry Eye Disease

Parion Sciences announced it has initiated a phase 2 clinical trial of P-321 ophthalmic dolution in patients with dry eye disease. P-321 is an inhibitor of the epithelial sodium channels (ENaC) on the…

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Tuesday, July 26, 2016 | Dry Eye, Shire

Shire Prices Xiidra at $5K per year - Right on Par with Restasis

Dublin-based Shire has decided to roll out its new product - green-lighted by the FDA earlier this month - at about $5,000 per year, according to Evercore ISI analyst Umer Raffat. A 30-day supply will…

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Monday, July 18, 2016 | Dry Eye, Allergan

Allergan Files De Novo Application to FDA for Approval of Oculeve Intranasal Tear Neurostimulator

Allergan announced that it has filed with the FDA the de novo application for the Oculeve Intranasal Tear Neurostimulator device. The handheld stimulator is being investigated for temporarily increasi…

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Thursday, July 14, 2016 | Dry Eye, TearLab Corp.

TearLab Comments on Shire FDA Approval of Xiidra (Lifitegrast)

TearLab released a statement recognizing Shire on its recent FDA approval of Xiidra (lifitegrast ophthalmic solution) 5% for the treatment of signs and symptoms of dry eye disease (DED). “We …

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Tuesday, July 12, 2016 | Dry Eye, Shire

Shire Secures Access to 16 Million-Strong US Dry Eye Disease Market With New Drug Approval

Approximately 16 million US adults diagnosed with dry eye disease will now have access to the first drug specifically indicated for this condition, following FDA approval of Shire’s lifitegrast …

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Monday, July 11, 2016 | Dry Eye, FDA Approval/Clearance, Shire

FDA Approves Shire’s Xiidra (Lifitegrast) for the Signs and Symptoms of Dry Eye Disease

In a long-awaited announcement on Monday, Shire confirmed that the FDA has approved its blockbuster dry eye treatment Xiidra (lifitegrast ophthalmic solution 5%), marking the first prescription pharma…

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Monday, May 16, 2016 | Clinical Trials, Dry Eye, Allergan

Allergan Announces Positive Pivotal Trial Results for Oculeve Intranasal Tear Neurostimulator

Allergan announced that two pivotal trials of the Oculeve Intranasal Tear Neurostimulator, OCUN-009 and OCUN-010, each met their primary and secondary efficacy endpoints. With these new results, a pre…

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Thursday, May 05, 2016 | Dry Eye, Product Releases, TearScience

TearScience Introduces LipiScan for Rapid High-Definition Meibomian Imaging

TearScience announced the release of LipiScan, the first dedicated high-definition gland imager that allows eye care professionals to assess meibomian gland structure during routine workups in a pract…

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