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The Federal Trade Commission will host a two-day workshop on March 20-21, 2014, at its Conference Center at 601 New Jersey Ave., N.W., in Washington, DC, to examine competition issues related to certain current developments in the U.S. health care industry. Health care spending accounts for a...
When was your last health exam? Just as we (are supposed to) get regular check-ups from our health care providers, the FTC thinks it is smart to do a periodic check-up on the health care industry itself. Health care is a critical sector of the U.S. economy, affecting the lives of all American...
The heads of the antitrust agencies of the United States, Canada and Mexico – Chairwoman Edith Ramirez of the Federal Trade Commission, Assistant Attorney General Bill Baer of the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division, Canadian Commissioner of Competition John Pecman, and President Alejandra...
The Federal Trade Commission held a public workshop to study certain activities and trends that may affect competition in the evolving health care industry. The workshop explored current developments related to:
Every year, we receive thousands of emails, letters, and phone calls from businesses and consumers relating facts they believe present an antitrust concern. The Bureau welcomes inquiries from the public because a call or email can be the source of information that leads to an antitrust enforcement...
As Yogi Berra reputedly said, “It’s tough to make predictions, especially about the future.” But that is precisely the job Congress gave to antitrust enforcers nearly 100 years ago when it passed the Clayton Act and established the Federal Trade Commission, in part, to enforce it. By its terms,...
The Federal Trade Commission today issued its Opinion and Final Order against McWane, Inc., the largest U.S. supplier of ductile iron pipe fittings used in municipal and regional water distribution systems.
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that AB Acquisition, LLC’s purchase of United Supermarkets L.L.C. would be anticompetitive in two local areas of Texas. AB Acquisition LLC is the parent company of Albertson’s LLC, which...
A few minutes ago, FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez delivered opening remarks to kick off today’s FTC workshop exploring emerging issues affecting competition and patient access to biologic medicines. You can view a live webcast of the workshop on the FTC’s website, or follow live tweets all day at #...
The Federal Trade Commission today announced that it has settled charges brought against a group of real estate brokers in southeastern Michigan for violating the antitrust laws by adopting and enforcing rules and policies that block certain property listings from the MiRealSource Multiple Listing...
The Federal Trade Commission is hosting a workshop on competition issues surrounding biologics and follow-on biologic medicines on Feb. 4, 2014, in Washington, DC, and invites live webcast viewers to submit questions to moderators online.
Tomorrow, the FTC will host a workshop to explore emerging issues affecting competition and consumer access to biologic medicines.
Forces of globalization and innovation that have been rippling through our economy for more than 200 years are now ripping up the established terrain of many economic sectors. Whether driven by improvements in computers, biotechnology, communications or other technologies, tumbling...
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (Thermo Fisher), a leading manufacturer of products used in scientific research, has agreed to sell assets to GE Healthcare to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that its proposed $13.6 billion acquisition of Life Technologies Corporation (Life) would likely...
Pharmaceutical companies Endo Health Solutions Inc. (Endo) and Boca Life Science Holdings, LLC and Boca Pharmacal, LLC (Boca) have agreed to a settlement resolving Federal Trade Commission charges that Endo’s acquisition of Boca would be anticompetitive. Under the settlement, the companies will...
Pharmaceutical companies Endo Health Sciences Inc. (Endo) and Boca Life Science Holdings, LLC and Boca Pharmacal, LLC (Boca) agreed to a settlement resolving FTC charges that Endo’s acquisition of Boca would be anticompetitive.
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved an application by Franchise Services of North America, Inc. (FSNA) to sell assets it acquired from Hertz Global Holdings, Inc.

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