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Two Denver, Colorado-area physician organizations, Physician Integrated Services of Denver, Inc. (PISD), and Aurora Associated Primary Care Physicians, L.L.C. (AAPCP), along with their respective physician leaders and non-physician agent, have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that...
A consent order settled charges that the organization of internists, pediatricians, family physicians and general practitioners in the Aurora, Colorado area engaged in boycotts and entered into collective negotiations with health care insurers in an effort to increase the costs of...
A consent order settled charges that a Denver, Colorado physician organization and its members, its president, Dr. M. J. Guese, and its non-physician consultant, M. A. Brauchler, increased fees for services through collective boycotts and agreements in a effort to fix the prices they...
The Federal Trade Commission today announced its first complaint against - and consent order with - a pharmaceutical manufacturer for allegedly illegally acquiring an exclusive patent license and wrongfully listing that patent in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) "Orange Book" for the...
The Commission charged Biovail Corporation with illegally acquiring an exclusive patent license for Tiazac, a pharmaceutical used to treat high blood pressure and chronic chest pain. The complaint further alleged that Biovail, in an effort to maintain its monopoly, wrongfully listed...
A doctors’ group consisting of nearly every obstetrician and gynecologist with active medical staff privileges at the two general acute care hospitals in Napa County, California settled charges that they restrained price and other competition by engaging in illegal agreements to fix...
The staff of the Federal Trade Commission recently told the Alaska House of Representatives' Committee on Labor and Commerce that legislation authorizing collective bargaining among the state's physicians would significantly increase health care costs in the state and harm its consumers....
Staff of the Federal Trade Commission has advised MedSouth, Inc., a multi-specialty physician practice association that includes competing primary care and specialist physicians who practice in the southern part of Denver, Colorado, that it has no present intention to recommend a challenge to...
The Federal Trade Commission today announced a consent agreement with American Home Products Corporation (AHP) that would settle charges that the company entered into an anticompetitive agreement with Schering-Plough Corporation (Schering) to delay entry of a lower-cost generic drug into the U.S....
A bill introduced in the Washington state legislature that seeks to authorize competing physicians, and other providers, to engage in collective bargaining with health plans over a variety of contract terms and conditions, including fees, would significantly increase health care costs and harm...
A bill pending before the Alaska legislature that seeks to authorize competing physicians to engage in collective bargaining with health plans over fees and other terms would significantly increase health care costs and harm consumers, according to the staff of the Federal Trade Commission. The...
The FTC has approved the issuance of two briefs, both of which are available on the Commission's Web site. The briefs were filed with respect to litigation involving: 1) Bristol-Myers-Squibb and Buspirone; and 2) The Hearst Trust and First Data Bank. A basic description of each brief is provided...
Amicus brief for the Federal Trade Commission, supporting argument of generic drug manufacturer that allegedly wrongful listing of patents in the FDA's "Orange Book" is not immune from antitrust liability.
Federal Trade Commission memorandum as amicus curiae (in the alternative to motion to intervene) to oppose grant of fees to private class action counsel, where much of the consumer recovery at issue resulted from the Commission's disgorgement action.
Staff of the Federal Trade Commission have advised the Connecticut Hospital Association (CHA) that the Non-Profit Institutions Act covers pharmaceuticals that its member hospitals dispense to their retired employees as permitted by state law.
The Federal Trade Commission today announced a proposed settlement with Hearst Corporation (Hearst) that would resolve charges that Hearst unlawfully acquired J.B. Laughery, Inc., which included the Medi-Span integratable drug information database business. Under the terms of the settlement,...
The staff of the Federal Trade Commission has negotiated an agreement with The Hearst Corporation (Hearst), which staff will propose to the Commission as a way to settle a permanent injunction action filed by the FTC. According to the Commission's April 5, 2001 complaint, Hearst failed to provide...
The Federal Trade Commission is the federal government's principal consumer protection agency, with broad jurisdiction extending over nearly the entire economy, including business and consumer transactions on the telephone, the Internet, and elsewhere.(1) Under the Federal Trade...
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