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The Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Competition today issued a summary of agreements filed with the agency in fiscal year 2007 (ending September 30, 2007) by generic and branded drug manufacturers.
In a unanimous opinion issued on May 14, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit affirmed a 2005 Federal Trade Commission decision that found certain activities of North Texas Specialty Physicians (NTSP) violated Section 5 of the FTC Act. In particular, NTSP, a group of independent...
The Federal Trade Commission and the Commonwealth of Virginia filed a complaint in federal court yesterday seeking a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction to stop Inova Health System Foundation’s (Inova) proposed acquisition of Prince William Health System (PWHS) pending a full...
The Federal Trade Commission has designated Commissioner J. Thomas Rosch as the Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) in the administrative trial on the merits challenging the proposed acquisition by Inova Health System Foundation of Prince William Health System, Inc. The issuance of the complaint was...
By a unanimous vote, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a complaint challenging the proposed acquisition by Inova Health System Foundation (Inova) of Prince William Health System, Inc. (PWHS) and authorized the staff to seek a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction in...
The Federal Trade Commission today issued its final opinion and order to restore the competition that was lost when Evanston Northwestern Healthcare Corporation (ENH) in suburban Chicago, Illinois, acquired its competitor, Highland Park Hospital. The order sets out the specific requirements for...
At the request of Florida Governor Charlie Crist, the Federal Trade Commission has submitted written testimony on health care competition, Florida’s certificate of need (CON) laws, and Florida Senate Bill 2326 (S.B. 2326) to the Florida Governor and State Senate.
Commission approval of final consent orders: – Following a public comment period, the Commission has approved the issuance of a final consent order in the matter concerning the Connecticut Chiropractic Association (CCA), the Connecticut Chiropractic Council (CCC), and Robert L. Hirtle (CCA’s legal...
The Federal Trade Commission will host a one-day public workshop on May 29, 2008, to discuss collaborations between health care providers to improve the provision of health care services and reduce costs.
The Federal Trade Commission will host a workshop on April 24, 2008, to examine recent trends related to health care delivery. This workshop will bring together representatives of physician and healthcare associations, industry, privacy groups, academia, federal and state government, and other...
The Federal Trade Commission today announced its decision to challenge the conduct by two Connecticut chiropractic associations and one of their attorneys to implement a collective refusal to deal with a cost-saving health plan in Connecticut. The FTC’s complaint charged that the parties’ actions...
At the request of Governor Sarah Palin and the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, the Federal Trade Commission has submitted written testimony to the Standing Committee on Health, Education, and Social Services of the state’s House of Representatives concerning health care...
Commission approval of staff comments: At his request, staff of the FTC’s Office of Policy Planning, Bureau of Competition, and Bureau of Economics have submitted comments to Ohio State Senator William J.
Staff advisory opinion concerning Non-Profit Institutions Act: The staff of the Bureau of Competition has advised Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. that, in the staff’s opinion, Kaiser’s purchase and use of discounted pharmaceuticals in connection with a proposed program to provide health care...
The Federal Trade Commission today filed a complaint in federal district court against Cephalon, Inc., a pharmaceutical company based in Frazer, Pennsylvania, for a course of anticompetitive conduct that is preventing competition to its branded drug Provigil. The conduct includes paying four firms...
Commission approval of staff comments: The FTC’s Office of Policy Planning, Bureau of Competition, and Bureau of Economics have submitted comments to Antonio Silva Delgado of the Treasury and Financial Affairs Commission of the Puerto Rico House of Representatives regarding Senate Bill (S.B.) 2190...
Commission issuance of information requests: The Commission has issued information requests to generic and authorized generic drug manufacturers and marketers as part of its ongoing study of the short- and long-term effects of authorized generics on pharmaceutical drug competition. The current set...
Two marketers of non-corrective, cosmetic contact lenses have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they violated federal law by selling lenses without prescriptions.
The Federal Trade Commission today announced a complaint challenging Schering-Plough Corporation’s proposed $14.4 billion acquisition of Organon BioSciences N.V. from Akzo-Nobel N.V., alleging that the deal would harm competition in the U.S. markets for the manufacture and development of three...
Commission approval of amended complaint filing: The Commission has approved the filing of an amended complaint in the matter currently pending against Direct Marketing Concepts, Inc., et al. The original complaint in this case, announced earlier this month, charged the marketers of Kevin Trudeau’...

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