For Release: July 31, 1997 FTC Outlines Steps for Commission Action on Consumer Privacy Issues in Letter to Congress
In a letter to Senator John McCain, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, and Congressman Thomas Bliley, Chairman of the House Commerce Committee, the Federal Trade Commission summarized preliminary findings from the Commission's Public Workshop on Consumer Privacy held in June, and outlined several steps the Commission will undertake in the next year to address consumer privacy issues.
For Release: July 29, 1997 FTC Will Move to Block Merger of Hospital Equipment Rental Firms
The Federal Trade Commission today voted to ask a federal district court to block a merger that would join the nation's two largest firms that rent movable medical equipment -- such as respiratory, infusion, and monitoring devices -- to hospitals.
For Your Information: July 29, 1997 FYI: Announced Actions for July 29, 1997 Novartis AG, of Basel, Switzerland has applied for FTC approval of the agreement between Novartis subsidiary, Genetic Therapy, Inc., of Gaithersburg, Maryland, and Rhone-Poulenc Rorer Pharmaceuticals, Inc., of Collegeville, Pennsylvania, to license Genetic Therapy's "B-domain deleted Factor VIII" gene therapy products, which are being developed for the treatment of hemophilia.
July 25, 1997
For Release: July 25, 1997 FYI: Announced Action for July 25, 1997
Federal Trade Commission Chairman Robert Pitofsky testified today before the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Business Rights and Competition on the topic of defense industry mergers and acquisitions.
For Release: July 23, 1997 FTC/State "Project Mousetrap" Snares Invention Promotion Industry A significant number of firms in the invention promotion industry are perpetrating a massive fraud on middle American consumers by claiming they have the resources and corporate connections to successfully develop and market individuals' inventions, according to federal and state officials who gathered at Federal Trade Commission headquarters in Washington, D.C. today.
For Your Information: July 18, 1997 Announced Actions For July 18, 1997
The Commission has granted the petition of Columbia/HCA Healthcare Corporation of Nashville, Tennessee to modify an October 1995 consent order to end Columbia/HCA's obligation to divest a commercial lease for office space (the Infusamed Lease) in a building next to Pioneer Valley Hospital in West Valley City, Utah. Divestiture of the lease agreement was required under a 1995 consent order that settled charges that Columbia/HCA's acquisition of Healthtrust, Inc. would violate federal antitrust laws by substantially reducing hospital competition in several areas, including Utah.
For Your Information: July 15, 1997 Tar & Nicotine Report - 1994
The Federal Trade Commission made public today the results of tar, nicotine and carbon monoxide testing for 1,206 varieties of domestic cigarettes sold in 1994.
For Your Information: July 31, 1997 Announced Actions for July 15, 1997 Novartis AG, a Swiss firm, and Chiron Corporation, of Emeryville, California, have applied for FTC approval to license specified gene therapy technology and patent rights to Rhone-Poulenc Rorer Pharmaceuticals, Inc., of Collegeville, Pennsylvania.
For Release: July 2, 1997 Investment Schemes Sprouting New Hybrids
U.S. and Canadian Enforcement Authorities Announce "Field of Schemes" Campaign Targeting Upsurge in Number & Variety of Investment-Related Telemarketing Fraud
For Release: July 1, 1997 FTC Issues a Laundry List of Care Label Symbol Partnerships
It’s laundry day at the Federal Trade Commission and by mid-morning, clothing and laundry appliance manufacturers, retailers, detergent and bleach companies and other industry members will be unfolding a basket full of new educational materials for consumers.