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The Commission challenged Kyphon Inc.’s $220 million proposed acquisition of the spinal assets of Disc-O-Tech Medical Technologies, Ltd. and Discotech Orthopedic Technologies (collectively Disc-O-Tech) as anticompetitive in the market for minimally invasive vertebral compression...
Commission approval of filing of staff comments: The Commission has approved the filing of comments by the staff of the Office of Policy Planning and the Bureaus of Economics, Competition, and Consumer Protection with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) regarding proposed limited...
The Federal Trade Commission today announced its challenge of Mylan Laboratories’ (Mylan) proposed $6.6 billion acquisition of Germany’s E. Merck oHG (Merck), alleging that the transaction would result in significantly reduced competition for the sale and manufacture of five generic drugs in the U...
The Commission ordered divestitures to resolve competitive concerns in the U.S. market for five generic drugs stemming from Mylan Laboratories’ proposed acquisition of the generic arm of Merck Pharmaceuticals, a transaction valued at approximately $6.6 billion. Under a September 2007...
Staff of the Federal Trade Commission have advised the Greater Rochester Independent Practice Association, Inc. (GRIPA), a multi-specialty physician practice association that includes competing primary care and specialist physicians that practice in the three-county greater Rochester, New York,...
Commission approval of final consent orders: The Commission has approved a final consent order in the matter concerning the South Carolina State Board of Dentistry and approved letters to the commenters of record. The FTC vote approving the final consent order was 5-0. (FTC Docket No. D-9311; the...
The Commission settled charges stemming from American Renal Associates’ (ARA) proposed acquisition of assets from Fresenius AG, which would have made ARA the only operator of dialysis clinics in the Warwick/Cranston area of Rhode Island. The purchase agreement called for the sale of...
The Federal Trade Commission today announced a consent order settling charges that two dialysis clinic operators – American Renal Associates, Inc. and Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc. – unlawfully restrained competition in violation of Section 5 of the FTC Act when ARA paid Fresenius to close...
In an administrative opinion and order made public today, the Federal Trade Commission ruled that Evanston Northwestern Healthcare Corp.’s (ENH) acquisition of Highland Park Hospital (Highland Park) in 2000 was anticompetitive and violated Section 7 of the Clayton Act. The Commission opinion,...
The Commission charged a group of optometrists in Puerto Rico with violating the FTC Act by orchestrating agreements among members of the Colegio de Optometras to refuse, or threaten to refuse, to accept vision and health care contracts except on collectively agreed-upon terms. Two...
A group representing all optometrists in Puerto Rico, along with two of its leaders, has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they violated the FTC Act by orchestrating and carrying out agreements among the group’s members to refuse, and threaten to refuse, to deal with payors,...
The Federal Trade Commission today announced a consent order settling charges brought in September 2003 that the South Carolina State Board of Dentistry unlawfully restrained competition in violation of Section 5 of the FTC Act by adopting a rule that required a dentist to examine every child...
Protecting competition and consumers, the Federal Trade Commission today announced it is challenging Rite Aid Corporation’s proposed $3.5 billion acquisition of the Brooks and Eckerd pharmacies from Canada’s Jean Coutu Group (PJC), Inc. To remedy the alleged anticompetitive impact of the proposed...
The Commission charged that Rite Aid Corporation’s $3.5 billion acquisition of competitors Brooks and Eckerd Pharmacies from the Canadian drug store operator Jean Coutu Group, Inc. was anticompetitive and required the sale of retail pharmacies located in 23 cities along the East...
Commission approval of final consent order: Following a public comment period, the Commission has approved a final consent order in the matter of Actavis Group hf. and Abrika Pharmaceuticals, Inc. The Commission vote approving issuance of the final consent order was 5-0. (FTC File No. 071-0063,...
Testifying today on behalf of the Federal Trade Commission before the U.S. House Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection of the Committee on Energy and Commerce regarding anticompetitive patent settlements in the U.S. pharmaceutical industry, FTC Commissioner Jon Leibowitz said...
The Commission prevented a merger-to-monopoly in the sale of generic isradipine capsules by challenging the proposed $235 million purchase of Abrika Pharmaceuticals, Inc., by the Actavis Group, an international generic pharmaceuticals company. To maintain competition in the market...
The Federal Trade Commission today announced its challenge to the terms of Actavis Group hf.’s (Actavis) proposed acquisition of Abrika Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Abrika), alleging that the transaction would create a monopoly in the U.S. market for generic isradipine capsules, a drug typically...
Commission approval of final consent order: Following a public comment period, the Commission has approved the issuance of final consent order in the matter concerning Johnson & Johnson’s acquisition of Pfizer, Inc.’s Consumer Healthcare business. The vote to approve the final consent order,...

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