The American Medical Association (AMA)—in responding to physicians’ demands for solutions to electronic health record (EHR) systems that have neglected usability as a necessary feature—has outlined eight priorities for improving EHR usability that would benefit caregivers and patients.
Nicox S.A has agreed to acquire the Carragelose anti-viral eye drop program from Marinomed Biotechnologie GmbH of Austria. The acquisition will provide Nicox with an anti-viral ophthalmic product, expected to launch in Europe within 2 years and pending CE marking.
The recent agreement between Valeant and Croma—which would provide for the distribution of Croma’s ophthalmology products in Western Europe—is expected to expand Bausch + Lomb’s (B + L) ophthalmic portfolio in the United States.
A femtosecond laser can create circular, well-centered capsulotomies to facilitate implantation of capsular tension rings and IOLs without decentration in pediatric patients with Marfan’s syndrome. Tim Schultz, MD, and H. Burkhard Dick, MD, of the University Eye Clinic Bochum, Bochum, Germany, described the case of a 10-year-old boy with Marfan’s syndrome.
An FDA advisory committee has voted to restrict indications for testosterone replacement therapy and require additional clinical trials to test the safety of the drugs, decisions that have drawn mixed reactions from urologists.