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FDA Approves Xelpros (latanoprost ophthalmic emulsion) to Treat Open-angle Glaucoma or Ocular Hypertension

Posted 14 Sep 2018 by Drugs.com

MUMBAI, India & PRINCETON, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE) September 14, 2018 --Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. and Sun Pharma Advanced Research Company Ltd. (SPARC) today announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) approval for the New Drug Application (NDA) of Xelpros (latanoprost ophthalmic emulsion) 0.005% for the reduction of elevated intraocular pressure (IOP, or pressure inside the eye) ...

Generic Eye Drops for Seniors Could Save Millions of Dollars a Year

Posted 28 Jul 2017 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, July 28, 2017 – Prescribing generic drugs for seniors' eye problems could save the U.S. government hundreds of millions of dollars a year, a new study suggests. Conditions like glaucoma and dry eye that require daily eye drops are common in old age. University of Michigan researchers report that eye doctors caring for seniors prescribe brand-name medications in more than three-quarters ...

Generic Eye Drops for Glaucoma Encourage Greater Use

Posted 19 Feb 2015 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Feb. 19, 2015 – Glaucoma patients are more likely to take medications to treat their eye disease if they're prescribed generic drugs, a new study finds. More than half of Americans with glaucoma do not take their medications as prescribed, which is one of the biggest obstacles in efforts to prevent glaucoma-related blindness, according to the researchers. Open-angle glaucoma is the ...

Study Supports Benefit of Widely Used Glaucoma Drug

Posted 19 Dec 2014 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Dec. 18, 2014 – Prostaglandin analogue eye drops – a common form of glaucoma drug – significantly reduce the risk of vision loss in patients with the eye disease, a new study finds. British researchers led by David Garway-Heath, of the Moorfields Eye Hospital and UCL Institute of Ophthalmology in London, tracked outcomes for more than 500 people newly diagnosed with open-angle ...

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