Tag: Competition

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Two consent orders announced by the Federal Trade Commission today both resolve the competitive concerns about Chevron Corporation’s (Chevron) proposed $18 billion acquisition of Unocal Corporation (Unocal), and settle the Commission’s 2003 monopolization complaint against Unocal alleging...
A consent order allows Occidental Chemical Company’s purchase of the chemical assets of Vulcan Materials Company, provided Occidental divests Vulcan’s Port Edwards, Wisconsin, chemical facility and related assets. The consent order alleviates the alleged anticompetitive impact of the...
Federal Trade Commission Principal Deputy General Counsel John Graubert today presented the Commission’s testimony on new entry into hospital competition before the U.S. Senate’s Subcommittee on Financial Management, Government Information, and International Security of the Committee on Homeland...
Petition requesting Commission approval of agreement amendments: The Commission has received a petition from the Dow Chemical Corporation (Dow) requesting approval of certain amendments to the “Ineos Agreement,” which is incorporated into the decision and order allowing the 2001 merger of Dow and...
San Juan IPA, Inc., a physicians’ independent practice association operating in northwestern New Mexico, agreed to settle Commission charges that it orchestrated and carried out agreements among its member doctors to set the price that they would accept from health plans, to bargain...
San Juan IPA, Inc., a physicians’ independent practice association operating in northwestern New Mexico, has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it orchestrated and carried out agreements among its member doctors to set the price that they would accept from health plans, to...
The Commission settled charges with two small groups of orthopedic physicians in the Cincinnati area that had formed an independent practice association that jointly negotiated contracts regarding the rates its physician members would charge health plans and other payors for their...
The Federal Trade Commission today announced a consent order settling charges that an independent practice association, representing two orthopaedic groups in Cincinnati, Ohio, violated antitrust laws by jointly negotiating contracts regarding the rates its physician members would charge health...
Commission authorization of the staff to file amended complaint: The Commission has authorized the staff to file an amended complaint in the case currently pending against CHK Trading Corp., et al. (CHK). Announced as part of the FTC’s “Operation Big Fat Lie” law enforcement sweep targeting...
The Federal Trade Commission today filed a petition with the Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, in Atlanta, Georgia, requesting that the Court vacate its March 8, 2005 decision in the matter of FTC v. Schering-Plough Corporation, No. 04-10688, and re-hear the case en banc.
Commission approval of petition to reopen and modify final order: The Commission has approved a petition from Aventis S.A. (Aventis), the successor company to Hoechst AG and Rhone-Poulenc S.A. (RP) (the respondents), to reopen and modify a final consent order regarding the 1999 merger of the two...
Commission response to Food and Drug Administration citizen petition: The Commission has authorized the submission of a response to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding a citizen petition filed with the FDA by IVAX Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (IVAX) on January 5, 2005. The petition...
Under the terms of a consent order with the Federal Trade Commission announced today, a Chicago-area physicians’ group has agreed to stop collectively bargaining on behalf of its members, as such joint negotiations allegedly led to reduced competition and higher prices paid by health plans and...
In a letter submitted today at the request of Virginia State Delegate Harry Purkey, staff of the Federal Trade Commission’s Office of Policy Planning, Bureau of Competition, and Bureau of Economics commented on three bills that the Virginia Assembly considered during the legislative session: HB...
In a comment submitted to North Dakota State Senator Richard L. Brown at his request, staff of the Federal Trade Commission’s Office of Policy Planning, Bureau of Economics, and Bureau of Competition stated that House Bill (HB) 1332, which currently is pending in the legislature, might have the...
The Federal Trade Commission today filed a motion in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, pursuant to Section 7A(g)(2) of the Clayton Act, 15 U.S.C. § 18a(g)(2), to require Blockbuster, Inc. to comply with the statutory rules of the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act (HSR).
The order prohibits Preferred Health Services from orchestrating collective agreements and other terms for physician services when negotiating with health insurance plans and other third party payers. According to the complaint these agreements among the physician-hospital...

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