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The Federal Trade Commission has authorized an action to block Penn State Hershey Medical Center’s (Hershey) proposed merger with PinnacleHealth System, alleging that the combination of the two health care providers would substantially reduce competition in the area surrounding Harrisburg,...
The Federal Trade Commission today filed an administrative complaint charging that Staples, Inc.’s proposed $6.3 billion acquisition of Office Depot, Inc. would violate the antitrust laws by significantly reducing competition nationwide in the market for “consumable” office supplies sold to large...
Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Edith Ramirez has appointed Lorrie Faith Cranor as the agency’s Chief Technologist, succeeding Ashkan Soltani.
The New York State Public Service Commission is on a path to move away from traditional cost-of-service regulation for electric utilities. This is good news for New York consumers who might be looking to lower their electric bill or reduce their reliance on the power grid. In fact,...
NXP Semiconductors N.V. has agreed to sell its RF power amplifier assets in order to settle FTC charges that its proposed $11.8 billion acquisition of Freescale Semiconductor Ltd. is anticompetitive.
The Federal Trade Commission staff submitted a comment in the New York State Public Service Commission’s (NY PSC’s) Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) proceeding regarding that agency’s “Staff White Paper on Ratemaking and Utility Business Models” (Revenues White Paper).
The Federal Trade Commission filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit urging the court to reverse a district court ruling that an alleged reverse-payment settlement of patent litigation did not violate the antitrust laws, in part, because the FTC did not object to...
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that the $8 billion merger between Endo International plc and Par Pharmaceuticals, Inc. would likely be anticompetitive.  
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that the $3.3 billion merger  between Wright Medical Group, Inc. and Tornier N.V. would likely be anticompetitive.  
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that the National Association of Animal Breeders restrained competition among its respective members through its code of ethics.  
The Federal Trade Commission today authorized action to block Cabell Huntington Hospital’s proposed acquisition of St. Mary’s Medical Center – two hospitals located three miles apart in Huntington, West Virginia.
The Federal Trade Commission filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit urging the court to reverse a district court decision finding  that the mere sale of large-sized packages to one merchant but not another could violate Section 2(e) of the Robinson-Patman Act.
During an antitrust investigation, we often hear that our concerns fail to account for disruptive forces that will soon emerge and shake up the competitive dynamic in the market in the near future—from an innovative newcomer or from the emergence of a completely new business model. ...
Mylan N.V. has agreed to sell the rights and assets related to seven generic drugs in order to settle FTC charges that its proposed acquisition of Perrigo Company plc would be anticompetitive.
With a tinge of both nostalgia and anticipation, I am pleased to announce a number of management changes at the Bureau. As you may have heard, Deputy Director Steve Weissman will be returning to private practice shortly. Steve is heading back to Baker Botts, where he will help lead...
Federal Trade Commission staff submitted written comments on the competitive impact of legislative proposals to modify the supervision requirements imposed on Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) in South Carolina. The comments are in response to a request from South Carolina State...
The Federal Trade Commission has voted unanimously to dismiss its administrative complaint challenging Steris Corporation’s proposed $1.9 billion acquisition of Synergy Health plc. The FTC had filed a lawsuit in federal court seeking an injunction to prevent the acquisition from going forward...
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved final orders settling charges that pharmaceutical companies Concordia Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Par Pharmaceutical, Inc. entered into an unlawful agreement not to compete in the sale of generic versions of Kapvay, a...
If the Commission is to attain the objectives Congress envisioned, it cannot be required to confine its road block to the narrow lane the transgressor has traveled; it must be allowed effectively to close all roads to the prohibited goal, so that its order may not be bypassed with...

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