Lasik For Farsightedness Not Illegal Experiment: 9th Circ.

Law360, San Francisco (March 25, 2013, 5:51 PM EDT) -- The Ninth Circuit on Monday ruled that Nidek Co. Ltd. and several doctors didn't break the law when they used Nidek's surgical eye laser for Lasik procedures to correct farsightedness, ruling that the procedures don't constitute prohibited medical experiments even though they haven't been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

The three-judge panel upheld a California federal court's dismissal of the case, agreeing that the Lasik procedures didn't qualify as medical experiments under the California Protection of Human Subjects in Medical Experimentation Act. The...
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