Australia’s TGA Approves BAUSCH + LOMB ULTRA ONE DAY Silicone Hydrogel Daily Disposable Contact Lenses

- August 18th, 2020

Bausch + Lomb today announced that it has received approval from Australia’s Therapeutic Goods Administration for the supply of BAUSCH + LOMB ULTRA ONE DAY daily disposable silicone hydrogel contact lenses.

– Bausch + Lomb, a leading global eye health business of Bausch Health Companies Inc. (NYSETSX: BHC) (“Bausch Health”), today announced that it has received approval from Australia’s Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) for the supply of BAUSCH + LOMB ULTRA® ONE DAY daily disposable silicone hydrogel (SiHy daily) contact lenses. Bausch + Lomb anticipates that BAUSCH + LOMB ULTRA® ONE DAY lenses will be available to selected practitioners in Australia beginning in the fourth quarter of 2020 with a national launch in early 2021.

“The Australian TGA approved our submission for BAUSCH + LOMB ULTRA® ONE DAY silicone hydrogel daily disposable contact lenses very quickly,” said Thomas J. Appio, president, Bausch + Lomb/International. “BAUSCH + LOMB ULTRA® ONE DAY will complement our robust portfolio of contact lens products in Australia, and we look forward to offering this innovative new lens to eye care practitioners and their patients across Australia in early 2021.”

The company has now launched daily SiHy contact lenses in Japan and the United States and plans to launch in three additional markets during the fourth quarter of 2020, including Australia, Canada and Hong Kong.

About Bausch Health
Bausch Health Companies Inc. (NYSE/TSX: BHC) is a global company whose mission is to improve people’s lives with our health care products. We develop, manufacture and market a range of pharmaceutical, medical device and over-the-counter products, primarily in the therapeutic areas of eye health, gastroenterology and dermatology. We are delivering on our commitments as we build an innovative company dedicated to advancing global health. More information can be found at www.bauschhealth.com.

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