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Utah bans UPPs for contact lenses

March 31, 2015

The Contact Lens Consumer Protection Act was signed into law last week in Utah, making the state the first in the U.S. to ban unilateral pricing policies for contact lenses, according to a press release issued by 1-800-CONTACTS.

As detailed in the release, the new law will go into effect this May.

Mexican president elevates practice of optometry

March 24, 2015
The president of Mexico modified Article 79 of the country’s Health Act, including optometry as a health profession that requires a university degree to practice…

BLOG: Finding your 'pot of gold'

March 18, 2015
As I write this today, I am enjoying a sunny St. Patrick’s Day here in Philadelphia. As an Irishman, I am wearing my green and thinking about that pot of gold at…
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FDA, EMA grant Nightstar orphan drug designation for gene therapy to treat choroideremia

March 11, 2015
Nightstar has received orphan drug designation from the FDA and the European Medicines Agency for a gene therapy to treat choroideremia, according to a press release.The…
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Optometrists transition from stage 1 to stage 2 meaningful use

March 5, 2015
ATLANTA – Many optometrists are concerned about meeting the requirements of stage 2 meaningful use, according to…
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BLOG: Collaborative care payment models for optometry

March 2, 2015
As one of the leading advocates for optometry providing primary health care in addition to traditional eye care, I am…
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VIDEO: Proper documentation crucial for an audit

March 5, 2015
ATLANTA – Here at the SECO meeting, Carl Spear, MS, OD, MBA, told attendees that recovery audit contractors…
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