Novartis AG, In the Matter of

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In the Matter of Novartis AG, a corporation.
FTC Matter/File Number:

101-0068

Docket Number:

C-4296

Enforcement Type:

Part 2 Consents

Case Summary

To settle Federal Trade Commission charges that its proposed acquisition of Alcon, Inc., would be anticompetitive, Novartis AG agreed to sell an injectable eye care drug used in cataract surgery. Novartis and Alcon are the only two U.S. providers of the class of drugs known as injectable miotics, and the FTC alleges that the acquisition would have created a monopoly in injectable miotics. The settlement requires Novartis to sell its drug Miochol-E to Bausch & Lomb, Inc.