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Reminder: your appointment is coming up soon! Staff of the Federal Trade Commission and the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division just posted the agenda for next week’s two-day health care workshop. One look, and you won’t need a second opinion – you definitely will want to...
The Federal Trade Commission and the U.S. Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division have issued an agenda and posted speaker bios for their joint workshop in the series Examining Health Care Competition. The workshop will take place on February 24-25, 2015, in the Constitution Center Auditorium...
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved an application for prior approval from Merck & Co., Inc. to sell its Barcelonata facility to Merial Barceloneta LLC, a subsidiary of Merial Inc. Merck currently contract-manufactures the canine heartworm medications...
The Ninth Circuit today affirmed the district court’s ruling that the merger of St. Luke’s Health Systems, Ltd. and Saltzer Medical Group violated Section 7 of the Clayton Act. Nearly two years ago, the Commission and the State of Idaho filed a complaint in federal court alleging...
The decision affirms the decision by the U.S. District Court in the District of Idaho, which held that the acquisition violated Section 7 of the Clayton Act and the Idaho Competition Act, and ordered St. Luke’s to fully divest itself of Saltzer’s physicians and assets.
Take a deep breath and hold it. Release. Now open your mouth and say, “aaahhh.” Just as it is prudent to have your health examined regularly by professionals, we believe it is wise to periodically examine the competitive dynamics in the ever-evolving health care marketplace, a...
The Federal Trade Commission has submitted to Congress its Fiscal Year 2016 budget request, which includes the FY 2016 Budget Overview Statement, Performance Plan for FY 2015 and FY 2016, and Performance Report for FY 2014, as required under the Government Performance and Results and Modernization...
Pharmaceutical companies Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. and Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd. have agreed to divest Ranbaxy’s interests in generic minocycline tablets  in order to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that Sun’s $4 billion proposed acquisition of Ranbaxy would likely be...
As part of the Federal Trade Commission’s systematic review of all current FTC rules and guides, the agency is announcing a modified 10-year regulatory review schedule.
Supermarket operators Albertsons and Safeway Inc. have agreed to sell 168 supermarkets to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that their proposed $9.2 billion merger would likely be anticompetitive in 130 local markets in Arizona, California, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Texas, Washington, and...
When Congress passed the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, it created minimum dollar thresholds to limit the burden of premerger reporting. In 2000, it amended the HSR statute to require the annual adjustment of these thresholds based on the change in gross...
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that global medical technology company Medtronic, Inc.’s $42.9 billion acquisition of Covidien plc would likely be anticompetitive.
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that global pharmaceutical company Novartis AG’s consumer health care products joint venture with GlaxoSmithKline would likely be anticompetitive.
The Federal Trade Commission has revised the thresholds that determine whether companies are required to notify federal antitrust authorities about a transaction under Section 7A of the Clayton Act. The FTC also revised the thresholds that trigger prohibitions on certain interlocking directorates...
The Federal Trade Commission has approved a modified final order settling charges that grocery store operator Bi-Lo Holdings, LLC’s $265 million acquisition of 154 stores from Delhaize America would harm competition in markets in Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina. Bi-Lo Holdings is the parent...
The FTC adopted final amendments to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule on December 19, 2012, just over two years ago. The amendments strengthened kids’ privacy in several ways.
As discussed in a previous blog post, trade association members are subject to the same antitrust rules of the road as other companies or individuals who happen to be competitors. That means no price fixing, bid rigging, customer allocation or market division allowed, because these...
The Federal Trade Commission is seeking public comments on a proposal to study the effectiveness of the Commission’s orders in merger cases where it required a divestiture or other remedy.
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved final orders settling charges that Blue Rhino and AmeriGas Cylinder Exchange, the two leading suppliers of propane exchange tanks, illegally colluded to push Walmart, a key customer, to accept a reduction in the amount of...
The PNO handles Hart-Scott-Rodino Premerger Notification Filings for well over a thousand transactions each year. When you submit an HSR Form with all of the required information, the PNO can quickly review the filing, and if necessary, forward it to the investigative staff who will...

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