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AOA demands retraction from Fox News anchor

October 19, 2017

The American Optometric Association has demanded a retraction and apology from Fox News anchor Martha MacCallum for a comment she made on-air about optometrists prescribing painkillers and contributing to the opioid crisis.

In MacCallum’s interview with former drug czar Bill Bennett on Oct. 18, Bennett said the previous “war on drugs” resulted in a reduction in illegal drug use from 1979 to 1992 by more than 50%, and those tactics can be used again.

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Diabetic Eye Disease Consults – Volume 2, Number 2

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

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