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  Following a public comment period, the Commission has approved a final consent order, without modifications, and a letter to the commenter of record in the matter concerning Immunex Corporation and Amgen Inc. The vote to approve the final order and response to the commenter was 5-0. (FTC File No...
Joe Simons, Director of the Federal Trade Commission's Bureau of Competition, today announced the formation of the Merger Litigation Task Force, which will be headed by Michael Cowie, an Assistant Director in the Bureau of Competition. The Task Force will be responsible for reinvigorating the...
System Health Providers and its parent corporation, Genesis Physicians Group, Inc., settled charges that they collectively bargained with health insurance firms to accept proposed fee schedules; discouraged members from entering into contracts directly with payers; and refused to...
Eight Denver, Colorado physician groups specializing in obstetrics and gynecology and their non-physician agent settled allegations that the practice group and other physicians entered into collective contracts in an effort to increase prices and terms of services when dealing with...
The Commission has approved the issuance of a final consent order in the matter concerning Biovail Corporation and Elan Corporation, plc, and authorized a response letter to be sent to the one commenter of record. The Commission vote to approve the final consent order and to issue the letter was 5...
Amgen settled antitrust charges that its proposed $16 billion acquisition of Immunex Corporation would reduce competition and tend to create a monopoly in the biopharmaceutical markets for neutrophil (white blood cell) regeneration factors; tumor necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitors; and...
Under the terms of a proposed consent agreement announced today, the Federal Trade Commission would allow Amgen Inc.'s (Amgen) proposed $16 billion acquisition of Immunex Corporation (Immunex) to proceed, provided the companies divest certain assets and license certain intellectual property rights...
In an initial decision filed on June 27, 2002 and announced today, Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) D. Michael Chappell dismissed all allegations of anticompetitive conduct in a March 2001 Federal Trade Commission complaint against pharmaceutical manufacturers Schering-Plough Corporation (Schering)...
Two Denver, Colorado-area physician organizations, Physician Integrated Services of Denver, Inc. (PISD), and Aurora Associated Primary Care Physicians, L.L.C. (AAPCP), along with their respective physician leaders and non-physician agent, have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that...
A consent order settled charges that a Denver, Colorado physician organization and its members, its president, Dr. M. J. Guese, and its non-physician consultant, M. A. Brauchler, increased fees for services through collective boycotts and agreements in a effort to fix the prices they...
A consent order settled charges that the organization of internists, pediatricians, family physicians and general practitioners in the Aurora, Colorado area engaged in boycotts and entered into collective negotiations with health care insurers in an effort to increase the costs of...
The Commission charged Biovail Corporation with illegally acquiring an exclusive patent license for Tiazac, a pharmaceutical used to treat high blood pressure and chronic chest pain. The complaint further alleged that Biovail, in an effort to maintain its monopoly, wrongfully listed...
The Federal Trade Commission today announced its first complaint against - and consent order with - a pharmaceutical manufacturer for allegedly illegally acquiring an exclusive patent license and wrongfully listing that patent in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) "Orange Book" for the...
A doctors’ group consisting of nearly every obstetrician and gynecologist with active medical staff privileges at the two general acute care hospitals in Napa County, California settled charges that they restrained price and other competition by engaging in illegal agreements to fix...
The staff of the Federal Trade Commission recently told the Alaska House of Representatives' Committee on Labor and Commerce that legislation authorizing collective bargaining among the state's physicians would significantly increase health care costs in the state and harm its consumers....

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