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FDA Recommends Removal Of "No Rub" From Contact Lens Solution Labels

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

Executive Summary

FDA recommends in a guidance that makers of multi-purpose contact lens solutions remove the phrase "no rub" from product labeling and instead emphasize "rubbing and rinsing.

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