Bausch buys preservative-free anti-allergy eye drop

Bausch Health says it has acquired the US rights to Eton Pharmaceuticals' EM-100 investigational eye drop for the treatment of itchy eyes associated with allergies. EM-100 has been submitted to the FDA for review as an over-the-counter (OTC) preservative-free formulation eye drop for the treatment of ocular itching associated with allergic conjunctivitis.


"EM-100 is a new, differentiated eye drop that will complement Bausch + Lomb's broad range of integrated eye health products," said Bausch Health chairman Joseph Papa. "If approved, EM-100 will be the first preservative-free allergy eye drop available in the United States."


Eton Pharmaceuticals previously reported positive top-line results from a Phase 3 trial in which EM-100 demonstrated statistically significant superiority to a placebo and no adverse events, and demonstrated non-inferiority to a comparator product in the treatment of ocular itching.


"We believe that partnering with Bausch + Lomb, a global leader in consumer ophthalmology, will allow us to maximize EM-100's commercial potential and provide broad accessibility for patients," said Eton Pharmaceuticals CEO, Sean Brynjelsen.

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