May 22, 2009

FDA: LASIK Ads Must Warn Consumers of Risks

By Susan Heavey WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Doctors, clinics and others promoting corrective eye surgery known as LASIK need to make sure their advertisements tell consumers about possible risks, U.S. regulators said in a letter released on Friday. The Food and Drug Administration, which has been investigating patient complaints over the procedure, told healthcare providers that commercials and other promotions that do not convey necessary warnings, side-effects and other precautions are deceptive. "Advertising and promotional materials for FDA-approved lasers used during...
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