Thursday, December 14, 2006

Newsclips (October through December)

December 14, 2006
Alcon Announces Voluntary Recall of Systane® Free LIQUID GEL Lubricant Eye Drops in the United States, Including Puerto Rico
Alcon press release on FDA website. General recall of Systane Free. Does not affect other Systane products! Mold found, but no actual incidences of infection reported at this point.

November 7, 2006
Inspire posts larger loss, but still beats Street
Triangle Business Journal. So the analysts were too pessimistic. Good. Fingers crossed, let's hope that Prolacria still has hope too, please.

November 2, 2006
Tranquileyes: Natural relief for dry, red, itchy eyes
PR Web. Thumbs up from us... this is one of the best consumer products on the market for chronic dry eye (particularly overnight) and deserves to be better known.

October 9, 2006
A close look at what's draining your peepers and making them itch
Star-Telegram.com. Pretty decent intro to dry eye for the layperson. Kind of a belated response to the "100 cities etc" thing, with lots of info from the Mayo and the NWHRC.

October 7, 2006
Arizona biotech companies offer hope for canine dry eye
The Phoenix Business Journal. Well, gee, at least someone has hope.

October 5, 2006
Inspire Pharma still in talks with FDA over dry eye drug
Reuters. Nothing, er, new, talk talk talk talk but when are we gonna get this baby approved and on the market?

October 4, 2006
Novagali announces achievement of targeted patient enrolment in Phase III Clinical Trial for Nova22007
PharmaLive. Title says it all. Check our clinical trials page for updates on stuff like this.

September 22, 2006
FDA approves Alcon's Travatan Z
MSN Money. Hey, a glaucoma med without benzalkonium chloride. Progress (hopefully). In its place, "sofzia", an "ionic buffered preservative system". Most significantly, they're admitting that BAK is bad bad bad stuff for people with dry eye.