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The Asociacion de Farmacias Region de Arecibo ("AFRA") and Ricardo Alvarez Class ("Alvarez") (together referred to as "respondents"), have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they fixed prices and engaged in an illegal boycott in order to obtain higher reimbursement rates for...
A final consent order settles allegations stemming from Medtronic's proposed acquisition of Physio-Control International Corporation's automatic external defibrillator business. According to the complaint, Medtronic, through its controlling interest in SurVivaLink Corporation, a...
Dentists in three communities in Puerto Rico have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they fixed prices and engaged in an illegal boycott in order to obtain higher reimbursement rates for dental services under Puerto Rico’s government managed care plan for the indigent. The FTC...
Dentists in three communities in Puerto Rico settled charges that they refused to provide dental services under the government's managed care plan for the indigent unless they received certain prices. Under the terms of the consent order, the dentists are prohibited from jointly...
The complaint, issued with the consent order, alleged that as a result of Merck's 1993 acquisition of Medco, the nation's largest benefits manager, Merck's drugs received favorable treatment through Medco's drug-list formulary made available to medical professionals who prescribe and...
Columbia MCA paid a $2.5 million civil penalty to settle charges that it failed to divest the Davis Hospital and Medical Center in Layton, Utah, the Pioneer Valley Hospital in West Valley City, Utah and the South Seminole Hospital in Florida as required by a 1995 consent order. The...
Petitions to reopen and modify orders: The FTC has granted the petition from the following entity seeking changes in an FTC order.
Petitions to reopen and modify orders: The FTC has received a petition from the following entity seeking changes in an FTC order. The FTC is seeking public comments on the newly-received petition for 30 days, until September 21, 1998.
 The Federal Trade Commission announced today that a federal District Court has issued a preliminary injunction blocking the proposed merger of Lucy Lee Hospital, owned by Tenet Healthcare Corporation (Tenet), and Doctors Regional Medical Center (DRMC), the only two general hospitals in Butler...
A group of Louisiana physicians has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it unlawfully fixed prices, which increased the cost of physician services and medical insurance coverage for consumers in the southwestern part of the state. The group of doctors, M.D. Physicians of...
A group of physicians in the area of Lake Charles, Louisiana settled charges that they illegally conspired to fix the prices for professional services by engaging in joint price negotiations with third-party payers. The final consent order prohibits such practices but does allow the...
A final order prohibits five institutional pharmacies from engaging in any joint price negotiation or price agreements for the provision of prescription drugs in an attempt to maximize reimbursement rates with managed care organizations.
Five institutional pharmacies have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they unlawfully fixed prices, leading to higher reimbursement levels for serving Medicaid patients in Oregon long-term care institutions. The five pharmacies negotiated jointly through the Institutional...
Staff of the Federal Trade Commission have advised Phoenix Medical Network, Inc., a proposed physician network in Erie, Pennsylvania, that they have no present intention to recommend a challenge to the formation and operation of the network. As planned, Phoenix will be a for-profit company owned...
Petitions to reopen and modify or set aside orders: The FTC has received a petition from the following entity seeking changes in, or termination of, an FTC order. The FTC is seeking public comments on the newly-received petition for 30 days, until May 19, 1998.
The FTC authorized its staff to file a motion for a preliminary injunction to block the proposed acquisition of Doctors Regional Medical Center in Poplar Bluff, Missouri. On July 30, 1998, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri granted the Commission's motion...
The Federal Trade Commission said today it will seek a federal district court order to block the proposed merger of Lucy Lee Hospital, owned by Tenet Healthcare Corporation (Tenet), and Doctors Regional Medical Center (DRMC), the only two hospitals in Poplar Bluff, Missouri. The FTC will allege...
The Federal Trade Commission today announced the following actions. Consent agreements given final approval: Following a public comment period, the Commission has made final consent agreements with the following entities. The Commission action makes the consent orders binding on the respondents.

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