Shire’s Xiidra Receives Canadian Approval for Signs, Symptoms of Dry Eye Disease

January 5, 2018: By Jon Swedien

Shire announced Jan. 3 that Xiidra has been approved in Canada for the signs and symptoms of dry eye disease, marking the first approval of the treatment outside the US.

Xiidra (lifitegrast ophthalmic solution 5%) will be available for patients in Canada in early 2018, Shire said.

The Dublin-based company, with US operational headquarters in Lexington, Massachusetts, said Xiidra is the first new prescription medication for dry eye to be approved in Canada in seven years.

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