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Federal Trade Commission staff submitted comments to Dr. Sherin Tooks, Director of the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA), urging CODA to finalize and adopt accreditation standards for dental therapy education programs, which will likely benefit consumers.
Ski equipment manufacturers Marker Völkl (International) GmbH and Tecnica Group S.p.A. have settled Federal Trade Commission charges that for many years they illegally agreed not to compete for one another’s ski endorsers or employees. The proposed orders settling the FTC’s charges bar each firm...
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a petition submitted by Toys “R” Us, Inc. (TRU) to reopen and modify a final Commission order issued in 1998. That order followed a Commission determination, affirmed by the Seventh Circuit, Toys 'R' Us, Inc. v. FTC, 221...
The Federal Trade Commission issued an administrative complaint against Ferrellgas Partners, L.P and Ferrellgas, L.P. (doing business as Blue Rhino) and UGI Corporation and AmeriGas Partners, L.P. (doing business as AmeriGas Cylinder Exchange), alleging that they illegally coordinated on reducing...
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...
Two professional associations, of music teachers and legal support services providers respectively, have agreed to eliminate provisions in their codes of ethics that limited competition among their members, according to the FTC. These settlements are the latest in a long line of antitrust cases...
The Federal Trade Commission has announced the agenda for the upcoming public roundtable on “Follow-on Biologics: Impact of Recent Legislative and Regulatory Naming Proposals on Competition.” The workshop will be held in the FTC Conference Center at 601 New Jersey Ave., N.W., in Was
Federal Trade Commission staff submitted a comment to the American Dental Association’s Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) regarding CODA’s proposed Accreditation Standards for Dental Therapy Education Programs.
In testimony presented to a U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary subcommittee the Federal Trade Commission described its ongoing efforts to protect competition and consumers in many important sectors of the economy, including health care, pharmaceuticals, and technology.
The Federal Trade Commission will host a one-day public workshop on December 10, 2013, at its headquarters in Washington, DC, to examine competition issues surrounding biologic and follow-on biologic medications.
In light of the recent, temporary government shutdown, the Federal Trade Commission is extending the public comment periods for 13 matters that currently are pending before the agency in order to ensure that interested parties have a full opportunity to file comments.  The Commission also...
The Federal Trade Commission voted to seek public comments on a proposal to gather information from approximately 25 companies that are in the business of buying and asserting patents, known as Patent Assertion Entities (“PAEs”). The FTC intends to use this information to examine how PAEs do...
The Federal Trade Commission staff and the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division today issued a joint model waiver of confidentiality for individuals and companies to use in merger and civil non-merger matters involving concurrent review by the DOJ or FTC and non-U.S. competition authorities...
Staff of the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Competition has issued an advisory opinion to The Money Services Round Table (TMSRT) concerning its proposal to establish an information exchange database to collect information from and disseminate information to licensed U.S. money transmitters,...
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission approved a modified Final Order settling charges that some of Google Inc.’s business practices could stifle competition among manufacturers of electronic devices.
The Federal Trade Commission testified before a Senate subcommittee today on the topic of “patent hold-up” and explained how competition is affected when the owners of critical, standard-essential technology patents engage in this practice.  It also described the steps it has taken to ensure that...
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that Bosley, Inc., illegally exchanged competitively sensitive, nonpublic information about its business practices with one of its competitors, HC (USA), Inc., commonly known as Hair Club....
In an Initial Decision announced today, Chief Administrative Law Judge D. Michael Chappell dismissed charges in a Federal Trade Commission complaint that McWane Inc. -- one of the largest U.S.
Eight independent nephrologists in Puerto Rico have settled Federal Trade Commission charges that they illegally collectively bargained with insurers and refused to treat health plan patients when their price demands were rebuffed.
The Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Competition has advised the Norman Physician Hospital Organization (Norman PHO) that staff has no present intention to recommend that the FTC challenge its proposed formation or operation of a clinically integrated health care network.  Based on Norman PHO’...

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