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Vision Australia attempts re-launch of NSW Spectacles Program, but …

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The dumping of VisionCare NSW in favour of Vision Australia (formerly the Royal Blind Society and a collection of offshoots and associations) for the provision of $4.5 million worth of free spectacles for disadvantaged people in New South Wales has turned what was a well-run service into one of near chaos.
And the explanation for how it happened is far from clear or convincing on the part of the NSW government, particularly how it was decided whom would be awarded the contract. In particular, how was Vision Australia selected; was it one of the original tenderers; and if so how was it able to submit a revised tender to the satisfaction of the government when other tenderers were not permitted to do so? Furthermore, did the successful tenderer even submit the same tender as it had before, with just a little tweaking, or was it a completely-brand-new tender; and if so, why were others not invited to submit new tenders? ...read more

54% of population has long-term eye conditions: Optometry Australia

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Optometry Australia, formerly Optometrists Association Australia, claims in a press release that close to 12 million Australians “have long-term eye conditions” – 54 per cent of the population.
The claim was made in a press release issued in Canberra for OA on its behalf on 25 June to coincide with the launch of its new ‘Lines of Sight’ policy platform. ...read more

Cooper Companies buying Sauflon

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The Cooper Companies Inc on 30 June announced it has entered into definitive agreements to acquire Sauflon Pharmaceuticals Ltd, a European manufacturer and distributor of soft contact lenses and solutions, in a transaction valued at approximately $US1.2 billion.
Sauflon forecasts revenue of approximately $210 million for its fiscal year ending 31 October, up approximately 22% year-over-year. ...read more

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