FTC’S Proposed Rule Still Problematic

(WASHINGTON) – Health Care Alliance for Patient Safety (Alliance for Patient Safety) today released the following statement following the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) workshop entitled, “The Contact Lens Rule and the Evolving Contact Lens Marketplace.”

Doctors, contact lens manufacturers and eye care professionals from across the country today sent a clear message to the FTC: It’s time to follow the lead of other government agencies, like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration, to carefully consider patient safety and the integrity of the patient’s prescription when contemplating new government regulations,” said Deanna Alexander, O.D., Chair of the Alliance for Patient Safety. “As it currently stands, the FTC’s proposed rule will only increase burdens on small businesses and doctors, which will ultimately strain patient access, and allow for undermining the integrity of the prescription. Simply put, it’s a solution in search of a problem.”

About the Health Care Alliance for Patient Safety

The Health Care Alliance for Patient Safety, founded in 2018, advocates for eye health and safety and elevates the doctor-patient relationship – the essential foundation of personal health care decision making.

Members of the Alliance for Patient Safety work together to raise awareness and protect public health. Advancing policy and collaboration between leading eye health advocates, vision innovators and trusted voices is essential to elevate patient care.


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The FTC’S Proposed Rule Still Appears to be a Solution in Search of a Problem