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2009-07-05 17:00:00

EMERYVILLE, Calif. and HUENENBERG, Switzerland, July 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Alcon, Inc. (NYSE: ACL) and its partner, NovaBay Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE-AMEX: NBY), announced today that Alcon has begun treating patients in a Phase 2 clinical trial of NovaBay's patented lead Aganocide(R) compound, NVC-422, for viral conjunctivitis, a type of "pink eye". Conjunctivitis is a pervasive and painful condition that affects both adults and children, leading to more than four million doctor and...

2009-06-26 09:28:00

IRVINE, Calif., June 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ISTA Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ISTA) today announced the Dermatologic and Ophthalmic Drugs Advisory Committee appointed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommended the approval of Bepreve(TM) (bepotastine besilate ophthalmic solution) 1.5% as an eye drop treatment for ocular itching associated with allergic conjunctivitis. The Committee voted unanimously 7 to 0 in favor of approving Bepreve after reviewing comprehensive...

2009-05-29 07:15:00

- Besivance Adds to Bausch & Lomb's Expanding Ocular Pharmaceuticals Portfolio and Offers New Therapeutic Option for a Wide Range of Ocular Bacterial Pathogens(1) - MADISON, N.J., May 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Bausch & Lomb, a world leader in eye health, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Besivance(TM) (besifloxacin ophthalmic suspension) 0.6% for the treatment of bacterial conjunctivitis, commonly referred to as "pink eye." Besivance(TM) is a new...

2009-05-28 15:05:30

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the drug Besivance for the treatment of bacterial conjunctivitis, a contagious eye condition. The FDA said Besivance (besifloxacin ophthalmic suspension 0.6 percent) is meant to treat the condition that is marked by irritation of the eyes and a discharge from the mucous membranes. Bacterial conjunctivitis is a common condition that affects people of all ages, said Dr. Wiley Chambers, acting director of the FDA's Division of Anti-Infective and...

2009-05-04 02:00:00

PARIS, May 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Fovea Pharmaceuticals announced today positive results from its clinical proof-of-concept trial to assess the therapeutic effect of Prednisporin(TM) (FOV1101) in patients with persistent allergic conjunctivitis. Prednisporin(TM) had the same efficacy and a better safety profile (no increase in intra-ocular pressure) than PredForte(TM), a prescription drug with a 10 fold higher dose of prednisolone acetate, in patients treated for the signs and symptoms (itching...

2009-01-15 06:30:00

IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ISTA Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ISTA), today announced that ISTA's New Drug Application (NDA) for Bepreve(TM) (bepotastine ophthalmic solution) has been accepted for review by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The Company is seeking approval for Bepreve as an eye drop treatment for ocular itching associated with allergic conjunctivitis. The Company expects a standard review of ten months and has been given a user fee action...

2008-12-16 07:00:00

HARBIN, China, Dec. 16 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- China Sky One Medical, Inc. ("China Sky One Medical" or "the Company") (Nasdaq: CSKI), a leading fully integrated pharmaceutical company producing over-the-counter drugs in the People's Republic of China ("PRC"), announced today that it successfully obtained the production approval from the State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA) in China for two additional drugs: Sodium Cromoglicate Eye Drops for the treatment of allergic...

2008-07-31 09:00:28

Lux Biosciences today announced the presentation of preclinical data demonstrating the safety and pharmacokinetics of LX214 as a potential once-daily topical treatment for chronic inflammatory diseases of the eye. LX214 is a clear, micellar, topical formulation of voclosporin, a next-generation calcineurin inhibitor licensed by Lux Biosciences from Isotechnika, Inc. (Edmonton, AB, Canada), which Lux Biosciences is developing as a potential treatment for such conditions as dry eye syndrome,...

2008-07-28 09:01:47

NanoViricides, Inc. (OTC BB: NNVC.OB) (the "Company"), said that the internationally renowned Japanese ophthalmologist and corneal researcher, Kazuo Tsubota, MD, PhD, has agreed to join the Company's Scientific Advisory Board. Dr. Tsubota is currently Professor and Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology at Keio University School of Medicine in Tokyo, Japan. "I have already had licensing discussions with Japanese pharmaceutical companies regarding EkcCide(TM)," said Dr. Tsubota, adding,...

2008-07-14 09:00:14

NanoViricides, Inc. (OTC BB: NNVC.OB) (the "Company") reported today that excellent efficacy of its EKC-Cide(TM) nanoviricide drug candidate was revealed upon statistical analyses of clinical scores from the first animal study. The EKC-Cide drug candidate clearly demonstrated prevention of conjunctival injection (redness, dilation and prominence of the conjunctival blood vessels) and blepharitis (crusting, discharge and inflammation of the eyelid margins) using mathematical clinical...


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