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Federal Trade Commission staff submitted comments to the Tennessee General Assembly in support of a state law exemption that allows non-veterinarians to practice animal massage therapy in Tennessee. FTC staff recommend that the exemption, which is set to expire next year, be made permanent, because...
WHAT:The Federal Trade Commission will host a workshop, “Understanding Competition in Prescription Drug Markets: Entry and Supply Chain Dynamics”. Acting FTC Chairman Maureen K. Ohlhausen and U.S. Food and Drug Commissioner Dr.
If you’re a competition policy wonk (a title we both wear proudly), we probably don’t need to convince you to stop by or tune in to the FTC’s upcoming November 7 roundtable discussion to explore ongoing research about the effects of occupational licensing on competition, consumers,...
Federal Trade Commission staff submitted a comment to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in support of its proposed rule that would clarify that VA health care practitioners may provide telehealth services to beneficiaries notwithstanding any contrary state licensing laws, rules, or...
Federal Trade Commission staff has issued a public notice encouraging academic and industry research on the impact of certificates of public advantage (COPA) on prices, quality, access, and innovation for healthcare services.
Federal Trade Commission staff has submitted comments to Frank W. Berry, Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Community Health, supporting a Certificate of Need (CON) application filed by Lee County Medical Center.
The Federal Trade Commission has announced an agenda for its upcoming workshop on competition issues related to prescription drug markets. The workshop, titled “Understanding Competition in Prescription Drug Markets: Entry and Supply Chain Dynamics,” will take place on November 8, 2017 at the FTC’s...
The Federal Trade Commission will hold a workshop on November 8, 2017 entitled, “Understanding Competition in Prescription Drug Markets: Entry and Supply Chain Dynamics.” Acting FTC Chairman Maureen K. Ohlhausen and U.S. Food and Drug Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb will give the keynote addresses.
The Hatch-Waxman Act, passed by Congress more than 30 years ago, provides a regulatory and judicial framework to expedite generic entry into U.S. prescription drug markets. For many drugs, the Act has succeeded in lowering patent-related barriers to generic drug entry, thereby...
WHAT:The U.S. Federal Trade Commission will host a Roundtable, Streamlining Licensing Across State Lines: Initiatives to Enhance Occupational License Portability. The event will explore options for enhancing the portability of occupational licenses.WHEN:Thursday, July 27, 2:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
Federal Trade Commission Acting Chairman Maureen K. Ohlhausen released a summary of the agency’s major accomplishments since President Trump named her to the position in January. “I have pursued my long-held principles by promoting economic liberty, protecting consumers (including the military...
The FTC’s Economic Liberty Task Force has announced the agenda for its first Roundtable, Streamlining Licensing Across State Lines: Initiatives to En
In response to a request from North Carolina Assistant Attorney General Roberta A. Ouellette, the directors of the Federal Trade Commission’s Office of Policy Planning, Bureau of Competition and Bureau of Economics have issued a comment on the competitive impact of proposed legislation affecting...
Moving to a new state can be daunting—packing, finding a new place to live, looking into options for schools, and finding the best local pizzeria. But if you’re one of the millions of Americans who need a license in order to work, the biggest hurdle could be getting a license in your...
On July 27, 2017, the Federal Trade Commission’s Economic Liberty Task Force hosted a roundtable to examine ways to mitigate the effects of state-based occupational licensing requirements that make it difficult for license holders to obtain licenses in other states. License...
The Federal Trade Commission will host a workshop tomorrow in Washington, DC, to explore competition, innovation, and consumer protection issues raised by hearing health services and technology.The event is free and open to the public. It will be available via live webcast and live tweeted via...
The Federal Trade Commission has announced a final agenda for the Now Hear This: Competition, Innovation, and Consumer Protection Issues in Hearing Health Care workshop. The event will explore competition, innovation, and consumer protection issues raised by hearing health services and technology. 
The Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division have recommended that Alaska repeal its certificate-of-need (CON) laws, which require healthcare providers to obtain state approval before expanding, establishing new facilities or services, or making certain large...
Chirping birds, babbling brooks, soft rain showers, and children gleefully playing outdoors – these sounds of spring bring us joy, especially after a long winter. But for the millions of Americans who have hearing loss, full enjoyment of these and other everyday sounds can be out of...
The Federal Trade Commission today announced the preliminary agenda for Now Hear This: Competition, Innovation, and Consumer Protection Issues in Hearing Health Care, a workshop that will explore competition, innovation, and consumer protection issues raised by hearing health and technology.

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