The OCRegister reported that AMO and the FDA are "...urging people to dispose of Complete Moisture Plus Multi-Purpose solution...", which the CDC and FDA have linked to a rare and unusual eye infection. Acanthamoeba is an organism commonly found in water. Although most acanthamoeba infections occur in contact lens wearers, it is extremely rare; affecting only one or two wearers in every million...
The father of a man who died while wearing a Duragesic patch was awarded $5.5 million on Tuesday by a federal jury in West Palm Beach. The jury decided that the drug's company was liable for Adam Hendelson's death.The Hendelson family sued Johnson & Johnson subsidiaries Janssen Pharmaceutica Products and the ALZA Corporation over their son Adam's death in 2003. Adam died of an overdose of...
On April 13, 2005, the FDA approved AMO's Complete MoisturePLUS. This time, AMO represented that Complete MoisturePLUS was the same as the currently marketed solution. But it wasn't just like it,...
AMO, Bausch & Lomb, and other solution manufacturers have been practicing market driven Science. While market driven science is not necessarily bad, if taken to its extreme, it can violate basic Voodoo principles.The eye is one of the most complex organs in the human body, and one of the few organs that are directly open to the environment. The biology and chemistry that is the eye has evolved...
The cornea is the only tissue in the body that Acanthamoebae (or Acanthamoeba) can invade in individuals with healthy immune systems. Otherwise, those individuals can usually avoid Acanthamoeba infections that affect the skin, brain and lungs. This blog briefly addresses two questions: 1) Why is the cornea more susceptible to Acanthamoeba than other tissues in the body; and 2) How could a...
Well, American Medical Optics' president and CEO, James Mazzo has finally taken the same path that Bausch & Lomb has in defending ReNu with MoistureLoc. Associated Press reported Mr. Mazzo as stating that the problem with CompleteÂ® MoisturePlus is not his company's problem. Instead, he has chosen to blame the consumer and, if some Chicago researchers are to be believed, it is even in the water....
So, AMO and Bausch want to blame the EPA and the water for their problems with ReNuÂ® and CompleteÂ® contact lens solutions. Conveniently, researchers in Illinois stood ready with a study that gave the opportunity to blame the Environmental Protection Agency for the whole problem. The researchers, Drs. Tu and Joslin reported infections from acanthamoeba that were drastically higher than normal....
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