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The Federal Trade Commission staff has submitted a comment to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in response to its request for comment on its Interim Final Rule titled Authority of VA Professionals to Practice Health Care.
The Federal Trade Commission has issued orders to six health insurance companies to provide information that will allow the agency to study the effects of physician group and healthcare facility consolidation that occurred from 2015 through 2020.
The Federal Trade Commission has adjusted the maximum civil penalty dollar amounts for violations of 16 provisions of law the FTC enforces, as required by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015. The Act directs agencies to implement annual inflation...
“Procter & Gamble’s abandonment of the acquisition of Billie is good news for consumers who value low prices, quality, and innovation. Billie is a direct-to-consumer company whose advertising targets customers who are tired of paying more for comparable razors. The FTC voted to challenge this...
Sometime in the future, when we look back on the year that was 2020, it is likely that we will want to remember the good things that happened. And in the world of FTC antitrust enforcement, a lot of good things happened last year. In fact, any attempt to compile a list of the top 10...
Following the announcement that the parties have abandoned CoStar’s proposed acquisition of RentPath, Daniel Francis, Deputy Director of the Bureau of Competition, made this statement:“This is terrific news for consumers. The CoStar/RentPath deal would have combined two close competitors and harmed...
Wine and spirits maker E. & J. Gallo Winery has agreed to divest several product lines and remove certain others from its asset purchase agreement with competitor Constellation Brands, Inc. to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that their proposed $1.7 billion transaction would violate...
Wine and spirits maker E. & J. Gallo Winery has agreed to divest several product lines and remove certain others from its asset purchase agreement with competitor Constellation Brands, Inc. to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that their proposed $1.7 billion transaction...
“This is great news for patients in the Memphis area. The FTC voted unanimously to challenge this hospital transaction because it would have eliminated competition between two of only four hospital providers and left patients worse off as a result. That outcome has been avoided. I’m grateful not...
The Federal Trade Commission has issued a Commentary on Vertical Merger Enforcement.
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that medical device company Stryker Corp.’s proposed $4 billion acquisition of competitor Wright Medical Group N.V. would violate federal antitrust law.
The Federal Trade Commission has sued Facebook, alleging that the company is illegally maintaining its personal social networking monopoly through a years-long course of anticompetitive conduct. The complaint alleges that Facebook has engaged in a systematic strategy—including its...
The Federal Trade Commission today sued Facebook, alleging that the company is illegally maintaining its personal social networking monopoly through a years-long course of anticompetitive conduct.
The Federal Trade Commission has filed an administrative complaint (a public version of which will be available and linked to this news release as soon as possible) and authorized a suit in federal court to block The Procter & Gamble Company’s (P&G) proposed acquisition of Billie, Inc. (...

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