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Announcement of Second Public Workshop on Examining Health Care Competition -- To Study Recent Developments Related To Health Care Provider Organization and Payment Models That May Affect Competition and Consumer Protection in the Provision of Health Care Services, and Co-Hosted By the Federal...
The Federal Trade Commission and the U.S. Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division will jointly host the second workshop in the series, Examining Health Care Competition, on February 24-25, 2015, in the Constitution Center Auditorium located at 400 7th Street, SW, Washington, DC, 20024.
When Congress passed the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, it created minimum dollar thresholds to limit the burden of premerger reporting. In 2000, it amended the HSR statute to require the annual adjustment of these thresholds based on the change in gross...
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that global medical technology company Medtronic, Inc.’s $42.9 billion acquisition of Covidien plc would likely be anticompetitive.
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that global pharmaceutical company Novartis AG’s consumer health care products joint venture with GlaxoSmithKline would likely be anticompetitive.
The Federal Trade Commission has revised the thresholds that determine whether companies are required to notify federal antitrust authorities about a transaction under Section 7A of the Clayton Act. The FTC also revised the thresholds that trigger prohibitions on certain interlocking directorates...
The Federal Trade Commission has approved a modified final order settling charges that grocery store operator Bi-Lo Holdings, LLC’s $265 million acquisition of 154 stores from Delhaize America would harm competition in markets in Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina. Bi-Lo Holdings is the parent...
The Federal Trade Commission and U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division will hold a public workshop on February 24-25, 2015, as part of the workshop series, “Examining Health Care Competition,” to study recent developments related to health care provider organization and...
As discussed in a previous blog post, trade association members are subject to the same antitrust rules of the road as other companies or individuals who happen to be competitors. That means no price fixing, bid rigging, customer allocation or market division allowed, because these...
The Federal Trade Commission is seeking public comments on a proposal to study the effectiveness of the Commission’s orders in merger cases where it required a divestiture or other remedy.
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved final orders settling charges that Blue Rhino and AmeriGas Cylinder Exchange, the two leading suppliers of propane exchange tanks, illegally colluded to push Walmart, a key customer, to accept a reduction in the amount of...
The PNO handles Hart-Scott-Rodino Premerger Notification Filings for well over a thousand transactions each year. When you submit an HSR Form with all of the required information, the PNO can quickly review the filing, and if necessary, forward it to the investigative staff who will...
This is the week for lists, so here’s one for competition watchers looking for something to read in between watching football games and reading other lists.  In addition to the many speeches by the Chairwoman and Commissioners on a wide variety of topics, here are some key FTC...
The Federal Trade Commission is currently accepting public comments on an application by Merck & Co., Inc. to sell assets and properties in Puerto Rico it uses to manufacture Heartgard and Heartgard Plus to  Merial Barceloneta LLC, a subsidiary of Merial Inc.

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