B&L to sue Alcon

August 23, 2007

Bausch & Lomb is suing Alcon, claiming that it made false advertising claims about Bausch & Lomb's contact lens solution, ReNu MultiPlus.

Bausch & Lomb is suing Alcon, claiming that it made false advertising claims about Bausch & Lomb's contact lens solution, ReNu MultiPlus.

The company claims that Alcon's promotional use of a chart to demonstrate the safety of contact lens solutions could negatively influence patients and/or doctors. The chart shows the safety of different solutions based on corneal staining tests, rating them with a colour coding system: green is safe, yellow means use with caution and red indicates the solution is unsafe. Bausch & Lomb allege the chart has been produced without scientific studies or clinical evidence to back it up.

Alcon has yet to issue a statement regarding the claim.