On April 18, 2017, the Federal Trade Commission will host a workshop to examine competition, innovation, and consumer protection issues raised by hearing health and technology, especially hearing aids.
It was another busy year for antitrust news. Here’s my look back at the top ten FTC-related antitrust developments for the year that was 2016 (in chronological order):
German pharmaceutical company Boehringer Ingelheim has agreed to divest five types of animal health products in the United States in order to settle FTC charges that its proposed asset swap with Paris-based Sanofi would likely be anticompetitive.
U.S.-based global healthcare company Abbott Laboratories has agreed to divest two medical device businesses to settle FTC charges that its proposed $25 billion acquisition of St. Jude Medical, Inc. would likely be anticompetitive.
Federal Trade Commission staff has submitted a comment to the Iowa Board of Physician Assistants supporting a regulatory proposal to define physician supervision of a physician assistant (PA), in response to a Board request for public comments.
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved an application from American Air Liquide Holdings, Inc. to sell to Reliant Holdings, Ltd. certain assets related to production of bulk liquid carbon dioxide and dry ice at facilities in Galva, and Sergeant Bluff, Iowa.
This week, Chairwoman Edith Ramirez and FTC International Affairs staff are participating in discussions on geographic market definition, trade-offs between merger prohibition and conditional clearance,
The Federal Trade Commission has issued its 2016 Report on Ethanol Market Concentration, an annual report required by the Energy Policy Act of 2005 “to determine whether there is sufficient competition among industry participants to avoid price-setting and other anticompetitive behavior.”
The FTC and DOJ submitted a comment to FERC regarding market power in wholesale electricity markets. The comment responds to a FERC request for comments on how it assesses market power with respect to mergers and electricity sales at market-based rates, which it evaluates under the...
The Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division have submitted a comment to the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) regarding market power in wholesale electricity markets. The comment responds to a FERC request for comments on how it assesses market...
When submitting a Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) premerger notification filing to the FTC and DOJ, a filing party must complete the HSR Form. The HSR Form requires detailed information about the transaction and the filing party’s business, and requires the submission of certain documents...
The Federal Trade Commission staff submitted a comment to the Tennessee Department of Health that opposes issuing a certificate of public advantage (COPA) to Mountain States Health Alliance and Wellmont Health System.