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In a letter issued today, the staff of the Federal Trade Commission advised Quest Analytics Group that its proposal to operate a GPO-based prescription drug program for the benefit of a group of non-profit schools, colleges, and universities would fall within the Non-Profit Institutions Act (NPIA...
Federal Trade Commission staff has issued a policy paper suggesting that state legislators should be cautious when evaluating proposals to limit the scope of practice of Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs). By limiting the range of services APRNs may provide and the extent to which they...
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final consent order settling charges that a company providing medical billing and revenue management services to hospitals in multiple states unfairly exposed sensitive consumer information to the risk of theft or...
A company that provides medical transcription services has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that its inadequate data security measures unfairly exposed the personal information of thousands of consumers on the open Internet, in some instances including consumers’ medical histories...
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (Thermo Fisher), a leading manufacturer of products used in scientific research, has agreed to sell assets to GE Healthcare to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that its proposed $13.6 billion acquisition of Life Technologies Corporation (Life) would likely...
Pharmaceutical companies Endo Health Solutions Inc. (Endo) and Boca Life Science Holdings, LLC and Boca Pharmacal, LLC (Boca) have agreed to a settlement resolving Federal Trade Commission charges that Endo’s acquisition of Boca would be anticompetitive. Under the settlement, the companies will...
Federal Trade Commission staff, in response to a request from Massachusetts State Representative Kay Khan, provided comments on Massachusetts House Bill 2009, stating that, as proposed, the elimination of certain supervision requirements for nurse practitioners (NPs) and nurse anesthetists (NAs)...
The Federal Trade Commission will require one of the nation’s largest hospital operators, Community Health Systems, Inc. (CHS) to divest hospitals and related assets, including outpatient facilities, in Alabama and South Carolina as a condition of its proposed $7.6 billion acquisition of rival...
Accretive Health, Inc., a company that provides medical billing and revenue management services to hospitals around the country, has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that its inadequate data security measures unfairly exposed sensitive consumer information to the risk of theft or...
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that Mylan, Inc.’s acquisition of Agila Specialties Global Pte. Ltd and Agila Specialties Pvt. Ltd. (collectively, Agila) from Strides Arcolab Ltd.
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that Actavis, Inc’s proposed acquisition of Warner Chilcott plc would reduce competition in the U.S. markets for four current and future pharmaceuticals. They are:
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.
This spring, the Federal Trade Commission will host a series of seminars to examine the privacy implications of three new areas of technology that have garnered considerable attention for both their potential benefits and the possible privacy concerns they raise for consumers.
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.
The Federal Trade Commission issued final changes to the premerger notification rules that require companies in the pharmaceutical industry to report certain proposed acquisitions of exclusive patent rights to the FTC and the Department of Justice for antitrust review.
The Federal Trade Commission has sued an Arizona man who markets HCG Platinum diet products by falsely claiming the products will cause consumers to lose substantial amounts of weight. Kevin Wright and his companies must respond to the complaint in federal court.
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...

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