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Federal Trade Commission Chairman Deborah Platt Majoras today testified before a joint Senate hearing of the Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation and the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, detailing the FTC’s extensive experience in enforcing the nation’s antitrust laws...
The Federal Trade Commission today filed a complaint in federal district court seeking to put an end to an agreement between drug manufacturers Galen Chemicals Ltd. (now known as Warner Chilcott) and Barr Laboratories (Barr) that is denying consumers the choice of a lower-priced generic version of...
The Commission settled with Barr Laboratories concluding its federal court action challenging an agreement between Warner Chilcott and Barr in which, the Commission alleged, Barr agreed not to sell a lower-priced generic substitute of Warner Chilcott’s branded Ovcon 35, an oral...
Evanston Northwestern Healthcare Corporation (ENH), located in Evanston, Illinois, must sell Highland Park Hospital (Highland Park) within 180 days, under the terms of an initial decision and order issued by Chief Administrative Law Judge Stephen J. McGuire on October 17, 2005, and announced by the...
The Federal Trade Commission today accepted for public comment an order resolving the competitive issues raised by DaVita, Inc.’s (DaVita) proposed $3.1 billion purchase of rival outpatient dialysis clinic operator Gambro Healthcare Inc. (Gambro) from Gambro AB. Pursuant to the order that will be...
The consent order resolves the competitive issues raised by DaVita’s proposed $3.1 billion purchase of rival outpatient dialysis clinic operator Gambro Healthcare Inc. from Gambro AB. Pursuant to the order, DaVita sold 69 dialysis clinics and end two management services contracts in...
The consent order permitted The Procter & Gamble Company’s acquisition of rival consumer products manufacturer The Gillette Company, provided the companies divest: 1) Gillette’s Rembrandt at-home teeth whitening business; 2) P&G’s Crest SpinBrush battery-powered and...
The complaint alleged that Scott R. Sacane, a Connecticut hedge fund manager, failed to comply with notification and waiting period requirements before making acquisitions of two companies through an investment fund that he controlled. Sacane eventually held more than 50 percent of...
Testifying today on behalf of the Federal Trade Commission before the U.S. Senate’s Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, FTC Associate General Counsel for Energy John Seesel detailed the FTC’s varied initiatives to protect competitive markets in the production, distribution, and sale...
Commission approval of petition to reopen and modify order: The Commission has approved a petition to reopen and modify a final order in the matter concerning White Sands Health Care System, L.L.C., Alamogordo Physician Cooperative, Inc., Dacite, Inc., and James R. Laurenza. The matter concerns...
Testifying today on behalf of the Federal Trade Commission before the U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on Energy and Commerce, Associate General Counsel for Energy John Seesel detailed the FTC’s varied initiatives to protect competitive markets in the production, distribution, and sale of...
The Federal Trade Commission today issued a report entitled “Pharmacy Benefit Managers: Ownership of Mail-Order Pharmacies.” The report, developed in response to a Congressional request in the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003 (MMA), examines whether private-...
The Federal Trade Commission today announced that, because of changed circumstances, it has asked the Federal District Court for the District of Hawaii to dismiss the FTC’s complaint seeking an injunction to block Aloha Petroleum LTD.’s (Aloha) proposed $18 million acquisition of a half interest in...
Commission approval of proposed divestiture: The Commission approved an application for proposed divestiture by Cemex, S.A. de C.V. (Cemex) related to its recent acquisition of RMC Group PLC (RMC). Under the terms of the consent order allowing the acquisition, Cemex was required to divest RMC’s...
A physician-hospital organization operating in northwestern South Carolina, agreed to settle charges that it orchestrated and carried out agreements among its physician members to set the prices they would accept from health plans, and to refuse to deal with health plans that did not...
Partners Health Network, Inc., a physician-hospital organization (PHO) operating in northwestern South Carolina, has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it orchestrated and carried out agreements among its physician members to set the prices they would accept from health plans,...
The Federal Trade Commission has voted to authorize the staff to seek a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction to block Aloha Petroleum LTD.’s (Aloha) proposed $18 million acquisition of the half interest in an import-capable terminal and retail gasoline assets of Trustreet...
The Commission authorized staff, in conjunction with the Hawaii Attorney General, to seek a preliminary injunction to block Aloha Petroleum’s proposed acquisition of Trustreet Properties. Aloha sought to acquire Trustreet’s half interest in the Barber Point petroleum importing...
Penn National Gaming, Inc. agreed to sell a casino in Baton Rouge, Louisiana to settle charges that its acquisition of Argosy Gaming Company would create a monopoly for casino services in that area.  Penn National agreed to sell Argosy's casino to Columbia Sussex Corporation within...

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