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FDA Approves OTC Switch of Alcon’s Pataday Once Daily Relief Extra Strength, Online Availability Begins in September

GENEVA—Alcon (SIX/NYSE: ALC), a global leader in eyecare, announced that Pataday Once Daily Relief Extra Strength (olopatadine hydrochloride ophthalmic solution 0.7%), formerly prescribed as Pazeo, has been approved by the FDA for sale over-the-counter.  Read more...


Inspecs Group Acquires Norville Group’s Manufacturing Operations

BATH, England—Inspecs Group plc (LSE: SPEC), a designer, manufacturer and distributor of eyewear frames to independent and global retail chains, announced that it has completed the acquisition of the manufacturing operations of The Norville Group Ltd from the administrator, BDO LLP, for £2.4 million in cash.  Read more...


CORE’s Comprehensive Searchable Contact Lens Database Launched in the U.S.

WATERLOO, Ontario—For the first time, the premier searchable contact lens database for eyecare practitioners (ECPs)—the Contact Lens Compendium—is accessible in the U.S. With the launch of the U.S. version, ECPs now have free access to the most up-to-date listing of contact lens products.  Read more...


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