UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
BEFORE FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION

COMMISSIONERS:
Robert Pitofsky, Chairman
Sheila F. Anthony
Mozelle W. Thompson
Orson Swindle
Thomas B. Leary

In the Matter of
HOECHST MARION ROUSSEL, INC., a corporation,
CARDERM CAPITAL L.P., a limited partnership, and
ANDRX CORPORATION, a corporation.

DOCKET NO. 9293

ORDER WITHDRAWING MATTER FROM ADJUDICATION

This matter is before the Commission upon the joint motion filed by Complaint Counsel and Counsel for Respondents that this matter be withdrawn from adjudication -- pursuant to Sections 3.25 (b) and (c) of the Commission Rules of Practice, 16 C.F.R. 3.25(b),(c) (2000) -- for the purpose of considering a proposed consent agreement executed by Complaint Counsel and Counsel for Respondents. Counsel represent that in their views the agreement is appropriate to settle the issues in this proceeding and that it conforms to the requirements of Rule 2.32 of the Commission Rules of Practice.

IT IS ORDERED that the aforesaid motion to withdraw this matter from adjudication be, and it hereby is, granted.

By the Commission.
Donald S. Clark
Secretary

ISSUED: November 28, 2000