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RECALL ALERT: Six prescription ointments and one OTC ointment from Altaire Pharmaceuticals

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Six prescription ointments, plus Puralube OTC ointment, have been recalled by Altaire Pharmaceuticals

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RECALL ALERT: Ointments, dry eye drops, and allergy drops (Walmart Equate brand)

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Many ointments, gels and drops under Walmart's Equate brand are being recalled by the manufacturer. PLEASE CHECK YOUR LOTS against the recall list to see if you have any products which should not be used.

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Will the real Boston Sight please raise their hand?

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Explaining the difference between Boston Foundation for Sight, BostonSight, BostonSightScleral, BostonSightPROSE, and every other possible permutation and connotation of Boston Sight because it's just so darned confusing.

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Depression and dry eye

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Response to a question about anti-depressants and dry eye.

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BAK Hall of Shame: B&L Advanced Eye Relief

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It's time to name names. As part of our preservative awareness campaign this year, I'm going to be highlighting from time to time products which I feel are amongst the most eggregious preservative offenders.  Topping my list of offenders will be anyone who is pushing BAK-preserved drops specifically for the treatment of dry eye symptoms. Today's BAK Hall of Shame product Bausch & Lomb sells a product called Advanced Eye Relief Dry Eye Lubricant Eye Drops. I ran across it at Safeway the other day, parked right in between two bottles of Theratears: Follow my logic through to see the problem with this...

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