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Capitol Health Call
October 12, 2005

Cosmetic Lenses Scrutinized

JAMA. 2005;294(14):1752. doi:10.1001/jama.294.14.1752-d

Legislation giving the FDA full regulatory authority over cosmetic contact lenses is moving forward.

On July 29, the Senate passed S 172, amending the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act “to provide for the regulation of all contact lenses as medical devices, and for other purposes” ( On September 6, the bill moved to the House, where similar legislation (HR 371) has already been introduced.

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