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  The Federal Trade Commission announced today that a federal District Court has issued a preliminary injunction blocking the proposed merger of Lucy Lee Hospital, owned by Tenet Healthcare Corporation (Tenet), and Doctors Regional Medical Center (DRMC), the only two general hospitals in Butler...
A group of physicians in the area of Lake Charles, Louisiana settled charges that they illegally conspired to fix the prices for professional services by engaging in joint price negotiations with third-party payers. The final consent order prohibits such practices but does allow the...
A group of Louisiana physicians has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it unlawfully fixed prices, which increased the cost of physician services and medical insurance coverage for consumers in the southwestern part of the state. The group of doctors, M.D. Physicians of...
A final order prohibits five institutional pharmacies from engaging in any joint price negotiation or price agreements for the provision of prescription drugs in an attempt to maximize reimbursement rates with managed care organizations.
Five institutional pharmacies have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they unlawfully fixed prices, leading to higher reimbursement levels for serving Medicaid patients in Oregon long-term care institutions. The five pharmacies negotiated jointly through the Institutional...
Petitions to reopen and modify or set aside orders: The FTC has received a petition from the following entity seeking changes in, or termination of, an FTC order. The FTC is seeking public comments on the newly-received petition for 30 days, until May 19, 1998.
The FTC authorized its staff to file a motion for a preliminary injunction to block the proposed acquisition of Doctors Regional Medical Center in Poplar Bluff, Missouri. On July 30, 1998, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri granted the Commission's motion...
The Federal Trade Commission said today it will seek a federal district court order to block the proposed merger of Lucy Lee Hospital, owned by Tenet Healthcare Corporation (Tenet), and Doctors Regional Medical Center (DRMC), the only two hospitals in Poplar Bluff, Missouri. The FTC will allege...
The Federal Trade Commission today announced the following actions. Consent agreements given final approval: Following a public comment period, the Commission has made final consent agreements with the following entities. The Commission action makes the consent orders binding on the respondents.
CVS Corporation has agreed to pay a $600,000 civil penalty to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that the company violated a 1997 consent order and asset maintenance agreement it signed with the agency to settle charges stemming from CVS's 1997 acquisition of Revco D.S., Inc.
On June 4, 1999 an administrative law judge dismissed charges against VISX, a key developer of laser eye surgery equipment and technology, known as photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). According to the 1998 administrative complaint., VISX and Summit Technology, the only two firms...
The Commission authorized staff to file separate motions in federal district court to block the mergers of the nation's four largest drug wholesalers into two wholesale distributors of pharmaceutical products. The Commission charged that Cardinal 's proposed acquisition of Bergen...
This report discusses the Federal Trade Commission’s activities of particular significance for older consumers in calendar years 1995 and 1996. The first section of the report describes Commission initiatives to eliminate telemarketing frauds that target older consumers, who...
Roche agreed to divest, certain assets in the U.S. and Canada to settle antitrust concerns stemming from its proposed acquisition of Corange Limited. The consent order permits the acquisition but requires the divestiture of Cardiac thrombolytic agents (drugs used to treat heart...
Rite Aid Corporation has agreed to pay $900,000 in civil penalties for failing to divest three drug stores in Maine and New Hampshire as required by a 1994 order issued by the Federal Trade Commission. Rite Aid agreed to issuance of that order to resolve antitrust concerns arising out of Rite Aid'...
A western Colorado physicians' organization -- which comprises at least 85 percent of the doctors in private practice in Mesa County -- has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it fixed prices and prevented or deterred entry into the county by third-party payers.
Consent order settles allegations that Urological Stone Surgeons, Parkside Kidney Stone Centers, Urological Services. Ltd and two physicians engaged in a price-fixing conspiracy to raise the price for professional urologist services for lithotripsy procedures in the Chicago...
Approximately two-thirds of the Chicago metropolitan-area patients who undergo lithotripsy -- a non-surgical, shock-wave treatment for stones -- are treated at one or the other of two Parkside Kidney Stone Centers. Today the Federal Trade Commission announced that three firms and two doctors...

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