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GOC statement on Fluorets

21 Mar 2013

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We are aware that the product Fluorets has been withdrawn from the market by its sole supplier to the UK. We understand that this will have a significant impact on certain areas of clinical practice.

As the regulator for optometrists, dispensing opticians and optical businesses in the UK we are keen to ensure our registrants are clear about which products they can use safely and legally. We are therefore actively seeking clarity on the full implications for registrants and patients of Fluorets being withdrawn from the market. We do not regulate products or the optical marketplace.

We are in communication with stakeholders including the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), optical professional bodies and the UK health departments to obtain information on the legality of our registrants using possible alternatives to Fluorets.

When in full receipt of the details, we will issue a further statement.

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