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Staff submitted a comment, in response to a request by Representative Jeanne Kirkton of the Missouri House of Representatives, regarding Missouri House Bills 1481 and 1491. HB 1491 would allow APRNs to assess and diagnose patients and order diagnostic and therapeutic tests and...
The Federal Trade Commission announced the agenda and panelists for its upcoming seminar on the privacy ramifications of consumer generated and controlled health data, taking place on May 7 from 10 a.m. to noon in Washington, D.C.
The Federal Trade Commission and the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice held a one-day public workshop on June 23, 2014 to explore the economics and legal policy implications of certain pricing practices, such as loyalty and bundled pricing. The workshop, consisted of...
Increased competition from the Internet has raised a concern of product quality for online prescription drugs. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) prohibits the importation of unapproved drugs into the US and the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) emphasizes their...
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final consent order settling charges that Community Health Systems, Inc.’s (CHS) $7.6 billion acquisition of rival health care system Health Management Associates Inc. (HMA) was likely to lessen competition for general...
Akorn Enterprises, Inc. and Hi-Tech Pharmacal, Inc. will sell the rights and assets to three generic prescription eye medications and two generic topical anesthetics to Watson Laboratories, Inc., to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that Akorn’s proposed $640 million acquisition of Hi-Tech...
Akorn Enterprises, Inc. and Hi-Tech Pharmacal, Inc. agreed to sell the rights and assets to three generic prescription eye medications and two generic topical anesthetics to Watson Laboratories, Inc., to settle FTC charges that Akorn’s proposed $640 million acquisition of Hi-Tech...
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final consent order settling charges that beauty products and cosmetics marketer L’Occitane violated the Federal Trade Commission Act with claims about the slimming properties of its Almond Beautiful Shape and Almond...
Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Edith Ramirez released the agency’s 2013 Annual Highlights today at the Spring Meeting of the American Bar Association’s Section of Antirust Law in Washington emphasizing the agency’s work to protect consumers and promote competition during the past calendar...
Tomorrow and Friday, March 20-21, the FTC will host a two-day public workshop to examine evolving activities and trends that may be affecting competition in the health care industry.
The Federal Trade Commission has announced the agenda for the upcoming public workshop on “Examining U.S. Health Care Competition.” The workshop will be held in the FTC Conference Center at 601 New Jersey Ave., N.W., in Washington, DC, on March 20 and 21, 2014.
In cities and towns throughout the U.S., hospitals are a key part of the health care delivery system. Every day, Americans seek care from their local hospital at significant and vulnerable times, from the birth of a baby to treatment for a serious illness. The FTC works to promote...
Staff submitted a comment to CMS, in response to a request for public comments, regarding proposed changes in contracting for Medicare Part D. The comment recommended that CMS reconsider a proposal to implement an “any willing pharmacy” provision, and further examine whether such...
In a letter issued today, the staff of the Federal Trade Commission advised Quest Analytics Group that its proposal to operate a GPO-based prescription drug program for the benefit of a group of non-profit schools, colleges, and universities would fall within the Non-Profit Institutions Act (NPIA...
The FTC employs many experts in competition, consumer protection, and economics. We embrace our special role in helping other policymakers understand how the competitive process benefits consumers, and encouraging them to adopt rules that promote competition.
FTC staff has issued a policy paper suggesting that state legislators should be cautious when evaluating proposals to limit the scope of practice of Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs). By limiting the range of services APRNs may provide and the extent to which they can...

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