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End of the Eye War in Sight?

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The Florida Current

A 30-year fight between optometrists and ophthalmologists could end with the non-physicians winning the ability to prescribe certain oral medications, the Florida Current reports. Compromises in an amended Senate bill passed by the Appropriations Committee could satisfy both sides. The House companion bill could pass as early as today. 

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