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Citing several violations of a 1995 Federal Trade Commission consent order, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has filed a complaint against Boston Scientific Corporation (BSC), on behalf of the Commission, seeking civil penalties and other equitable relief. According to the complaint, BSC...
Tyco settled antitrust concerns relating to its acquisition of Mallinckrodt, Inc. Tyco agreed to divest its endotracheal tube business to Hudson RCI.
An association of 86 physicians practicing in the Fairbanks, Alaska area settled charges that the Alaskan Healthcare Network illegally formulated a fee schedule based on its members’ current prices for use in negotiations with third-party payers in an effort to obtain higher prices...
Alaska Healthcare Network (AHN), an association of 86 physicians who practice in the Fairbanks, Alaska area, has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that AHN and its members agreed to fix prices and other terms of dealing with health plans, and obstructed the entry of new health...
A plan to establish a network of independent pharmacies in Massachusetts and Connecticut that will market a package of medication-related patient care services provided by participating pharmacies to physician groups, self-insured employers, and managed care organizations is not likely to restrain...
In light of a settlement offer made by the defendants, all parties are seeking suspension of pretrial proceedings in FTC v. Mylan Laboratories, Inc., et al., and in the states' lawsuits. Any final agreement must be approved by the Commission.
Final consent order permits Pfizer’s merger with Warner-Lambert Company and requires divestitures in several pharmaceutical markets including: Pfizer’s RID brand of head lice treatment; Pfizer’s antidepressant drug, Celexa; Warner’s Cognex, a drug used in the treatment of Alzheimer’s...
Amicus brief for the United States and the Federal Trade Commission urging denial of Supreme Court review in a case raising the issue whether misrepresentations to state agency, in the course of petitioning activity, precludes a claim of immunity from antitrust liability.
General surgeons and six competing general surgery practice groups in the Austin, Texas area settled charges that they collectively refused to deal with two health plans, forcing the plans to accept the surgeons’ demands to raise surgical rates.
The dental association with a membership of more than 1800 dentists practicing in Puerto Rico agreed not to encourage its members to enter into agreements that set or fixed the fees charged or terms and conditions under which dentists would deal with health insurance plans or other...
The Colegio de Cirujanos Dentistas de Puerto Rico ("Colegio"), an association of approximately 1800 dentists licensed to practice dentistry in Puerto Rico, has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it restrained competition among dentists in Puerto Rico by fixing the terms under...
A consent order settled allegations in an administrative complaint that charged that Hoechst agreed to pay Andrx Corporation millions of dollars not to market and distribute a generic version of Hoechst’s branded Cardizem CD, a once-a-day diltiazem drug product used in the treatment...
Abbott and Geneva Pharmaceuticals settled charges that the two firms entered into an illegal agreement to stop the marketing and development of a competing generic drug. According to the complaint, Abbott, manufacturer of Hytrin – the brand name for terazosin HCL, a prescription drug...
The Wisconsin Chiropractic Association and its executive director, Russell A. Leonard, settled charges that they conspired to fix the prices for chiropractic goods and services and to boycott third party payers in an attempt to obtain higher reimbursement rates for services and...
The Wisconsin Chiropractic Association (WCA) and its executive director, Russell A. Leonard, have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission allegations that they orchestrated a conspiracy among WCA members to increase prices for chiropractic services and to boycott third-party payers to obtain...
Federal Trade Commission Chairman Robert Pitofsky today told the House Judiciary Committee that a proposed antitrust exemption to allow physicians and other health care professionals to engage in collective bargaining with health plans would be bad medicine for consumers. "Without antitrust...
The Federal Trade Commission today announced the following action. Petitions to reopen and modify or set aside orders: The FTC has approved a petition from the following entity seeking changes in, or termination of, an FTC order.
A plan to establish a network of independent community pharmacies and pharmacists, that would contract with managed care organizations and physician groups to provide both drug distribution and disease management services, appears to present an innovative approach with the potential for...

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