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Bipartisan House Coalition Petitions Centers for Disease Control for Update on Childhood Myopia Prevention

Increased screentime amid the pandemic only accelerated childhood myopia challenges (WASHINGTON) – A bipartisan group of lawmakers, led by Congresswoman Angie Craig (D-MN) and Congressman... Read more
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Online Contact Lens Retailer Fined Millions for Dangerous Business Practices, Demonstrating Need for Congressional Action

(WASHINGTON) —  The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), along with the United States Department of Justice, announced it is seeking to fine online contact lens retailer Hubble... Read more
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House and Senate Subcommittees to FTC: Enforce Contact Lens Rule’s Verification Requirements

(WASHINGTON) – The Health Care Alliance for Patient Safety (HCAPS) today applauded the House and Senate Committee on Appropriations’ Financial Services and General Government (FSGG)... Read more
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EssilorLuxottica, a Global Leader in Eye Care, joins Health Care Alliance for Patient Safety

(Alexandria, Va.) – The Health Care Alliance for Patient Safety (APS) this week announced EssilorLuxottica, a global leader in design and distribution of ophthalmic lenses... Read more
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Alliance for Patient Safety Commends U.S. Senate as Contact Lens Prescription Verification Modernization Act is Introduced

Sens. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and John Boozman (R-AR) introduced the bill, which is the Senate companion to H.R. 3353 introduced May 19th in the House (WASHINGTON) – The... Read more
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Alliance for Patient Safety Applauds Contact Lens Prescription Verification Modernization Act Reintroduction

Bipartisan Legislation to Modernize the Contact Lens Prescription Verification and Increase Patient Safety Introduced in the U.S. House by Representatives Rush (IL-1), Burgess (TX-26), Blunt... Read more
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David A. Cockrell, O.D. Announced as New Chairman of the Health Care Alliance for Patient Safety

(WASHINGTON) – The Health Care Alliance for Patient Safety (APS) today announced David A. Cockrell, O.D. as its new chairman. Dr. Cockrell, a practicing optometrist... Read more
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Patient Safety Advocates Applauds Congressional Directive to Delay Implementation of the FTC Contact Lens Rule

(WASHINGTON) – The Health Care Alliance for Patient Safety (APS) today applauded Congress for acting to delay the implementation, effective date and enforcement of the... Read more
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Alcon Joins Health Care Alliance for Patient Safety

The Health Care Alliance for Patient Safety (APS) today announced Alcon, a global leader in eye care, as its newest member. Alcon offers a broad... Read more
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Patient Safety Advocates Encouraged by Contact Lens Rule Modernization Act’s Scheduled Markup in the U.S. Senate

The Health Care Alliance for Patient Safety (APS) today applauded the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, Chairman Roger Wicker (R-MS) and Ranking... Read more