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Exec Chat: Alcon Seeks Vision ‘Utopia’ For Cataract Surgery Patients

Jeannette Bankes, the general manager of Alcon’s global surgical business, talked to Medtech Insight about how the company is addressing the cataract surgery market with a range of intraocular lenses intended to return the patients vision to as close to its natural optimal function as possible.

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Alcon Sees Big Opportunity In Glaucoma Surgery; Buys Ivantis For $475M

Ivantis markets the Hydrus Microstent for minimally invasive glaucoma surgery, a field Alcon exited three years ago when it pulled its CyPass from the market

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US FDA Beats Clock On NDAC Charter Renewal

Give agency credit for beating the expiration date after missing it in previous renewals.

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US Consumer Health 2020 News: ’60 Minutes’ Probiotic Dip Tops Switches, Monograph, Pandemic

Supplement industry’s bullseye on “60 Minutes” after its June segment critical of probiotic health benefits generated the most reads for a US consumer health and overall for HBW Insight articles in 2020. Articles about COVID-19 enforcement actions weren’t as widely read as coverage of FDA’s reorganization in its OTC drug offices and its approvals of additional ingredients to be available OTC.

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    • OTC, Consumer
  • Medical Devices
    • Consumables, Central Supplies
    • Implantable Devices
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    • Alcon Laboratories, Inc.
    • Alcon Universal SA,
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