Tag: Health Care

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Consent agreements given final approval: Following a public comment period, the Commission has made final a consent agreement with the following entity. The Commission action makes the consent order binding on the respondent.
Consent order requires divestiture of Baxter's Autoplex product line of Factor VIII inhibitors used in the treatment for hemophilia and the licensing of Immuno International AG's fibrin sealant, a biologic product in development to be used to control bleeding in surgical procedures....
Separate final consent orders settle charges that the acquisitions of Eckerd Corporation and 190 Rite Aid stores in North and South Carolina would give J.C. Penney a dominant position in four metropolitan areas and increase its ability to raise prices for the sale of pharmacy...
The Federal Trade Commission staff has advised the Southwest Florida Oral Surgery Associates (SFOSA) that its proposal to form a "Cooperative" for the purpose of jointly marketing their services to employers, managed care plans and other payers does not appear to violate the antitrust laws. In a...
The Commission authorized staff to file a motion for a preliminary injunction to block the proposed merger of the two largest hospitals in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Blodgen and Butterworth Hospital, on grounds that the merger would substantially reduce competition for acute-care...
The Federal Trade Commission today announced that it will continue to challenge the proposed merger of the Butterworth and Blodgett hospitals in Grand Rapids, Michigan by appealing a federal district court decision and pursuing administrative litigation. The administrative challenge will offer...
Commission action regarding applications for approval: Following a public comment period for each, the Commission has ruled on applications for approval of transactions from the following entities:
  The Federal Trade Commission today announced the following actions. Commission action regarding applications for approval: Following a public comment period, the Commission has ruled on an application for approval of a transaction from the following:
Staff of the Federal Trade Commission have advised Business Health Companies, Inc. (“BHC”) that a planned survey of hospital prices in the Waco, Texas area, appears to fall within the safety zone for exchanges of price and cost information outlined in the Joint FTC/Department of Justice Statements...
Consent order prohibits Montana Associated and Billings Physician from engaging in any agreement with physicians to negotiate or refuse to deal with any health care maintenance organization or preferred provider organization and from fixing the fees charged for physician services...
Physicians in Billings, Montana, have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they obstructed the entry of managed care plans into Billings, agreed on prices that they would accept from third-party payers, and otherwise acted to thwart cost-containment measures. The result, the FTC...
Applications for approval of transactions: The FTC has received an application for prior approval for an acquisition from the following. The FTC is seeking public comments on the application for 30 days, until Nov. 12.
Final order preserves competition in the production and sale of opaque contact lenses. The order permits the acquisition of Pilkington Barnes Hind International, Inc. but requires the divestiture of the opaque contact lens business within four months to a Commission approved acquirer...
The Federal Trade Commission today announced the following actions. Unless otherwise noted, the FTC staff contact is Dan Ducore, 202-326-2526. Applications for prior approval of transactions: The FTC has received an application for prior approval of a divestiture from the following. The FTC is...
As part of an ongoing effort to encourage efficient arrangements for delivering health care, the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice today announced revisions to the agencies’ enforcement policy statements regarding health care provider networks. These changes expand upon the...
The Federal Trade Commission today announced the following actions. The FTC staff contact is Dan Ducore, 202-326-2526. Applications for prior approval of transactions: The FTC has received applications for prior approval of transactions from the following. The applications will be subject to...
The Federal Trade Commission today announced the following actions. The FTC staff contact is Dan Ducore, 202-326-2526. Petitions to reopen and modify FTC orders: The FTC has received a petition from the following entity. The Commission is seeking public comments on it for 30 days, until May 28.
The Federal Trade Commission today announced the following action. The FTC staff contact is Dan Ducore, 202-326-2526. Commission action regarding applications for prior approval: Following a public comment period, the FTC has ruled on an application from the following:
Order settles charges that the acquisition of National Medical Care, Inc. would combine two significant producers of HD concentrate used in hemodialysis treatment. The order requires the divestiture of the Lewisberry, Pennsylvania hemodialysis concentrate plant to Di-Chem, Inc. or...
The staff of the Federal Trade Commission said in a letter made public today that it would not recommend that the Commission challenge a plan by Mayo Medical Laboratories to establish networks of hospital labs to perform services for outpatients who are members of managed care plans. The staff was...

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