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Federal Trade Commission Acting Chairman Maureen K. Ohlhausen released the agency’s 2017 Annual Highlights today, detailing its continued efforts to protect American consumers and promote competition without unnecessarily burdening legitimate businesses.
Federal Trade Commission staff submitted a comment to the New York State Education Department (NYSED) in support of a proposed regulatory change that would reduce the burdens on experienced, Canadian dentists wishing to practice dentistry within New York State. This change would allow established,...
We assess the performance of three hospital merger simulation methods by means of a Monte Carlo experiment. We first specify a rich theoretical model of hospital markets and use it to generate “true" price effects of a large number of hospital mergers. We then use the theoretical...
Two providers of ambulance services have agreed to divest inter-facility air ambulance transport services in Hawaii to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that their proposed merger would likely harm competition among air ambulance transport services that transfer patients between medical...
The Federal Trade Commission will host a workshop on Wednesday, March 7, in Washington, DC, to examine the contact lens marketplace and proposed changes to the Commission’s Contact Lens Rule. The event is free and open to the public, and more details can be found in the press release announcing it...
The FTC is eyeing its Contact Lens Rule and has announced the agenda for a March 7, 2018 workshop, The Contact Lens Rule and the Evolving Contact Lens Marketplace.
The Federal Trade Commission issued a statement on its vote to close the investigation of the proposed merger of European eyewear makers Essilor and Luxottica Group.According to the statement, the evidence did not support a conclusion that Essilor’s proposed acquisition of Luxottica violates...
The Federal Trade Commission today posted the agenda for its upcoming workshop on the contact lens marketplace and proposed changes to the agency’s Contact Lens Rule. The event is on Wednesday, March 7, in Washington, DC, and is free and open to the public. It will be held at the FTC’s Constitution...
The Federal Trade Commission filed a complaint against the nation’s three largest dental supply companies alleging that they violated U.S. antitrust laws by conspiring to refuse to provide discounts to or otherwise serve buying groups representing dental practitioners.
Federal Trade Commission staff submitted a comment to the Washington State Legislature concerning proposed legislation that would, among other things, restrict the use of telehealth eye care in which a practitioner distant from a patient uses data received by telecommunications as the basis for a...
The Federal Trade Commission staff has 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 capital expenditures.
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that medical technology company Becton, Dickinson’s proposed $24 billion acquisition of competitor C. R. Bard would violate federal antitrust law by harming competition in two U.S. markets...
Federal Trade Commission staff submitted written comments on the competitive impact of a legislative proposal to modify the supervision requirements imposed on advanced practice registered nurse-certified nurse practitioners (APRN-CNPs) in Pennsylvania.
Becton, Dickinson and Company and C. R. Bard, Inc. have agreed to divest two medical device product lines to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that Becton, Dickinson’s proposed $24 billion acquisition of Bard would negatively impact competition in those markets. Both companies supply a range...

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