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FTC v. Mediq Incorporated
FTC Matter/File Number
Civil Action Number
Enforcement Type
Federal Injunctions

Case Summary

Mediq abandoned its proposed acquisition of Universal Hospital Services after the Commission filed a complaint and motion for a preliminary injunction to block the merger of the nation's two largest firms engaged in the rental to hospitals of movable medical equipment, such as respiratory, infusion and monitoring devices. The complaint, filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, alleged that the merger would create a monopoly for movable medical equipment rental in many major metropolitan areas across the nation.