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The Federal Trade Commission held a one-day public workshop on June 21, 2016 to explore competition and consumer protection issues that may arise when consumers generate their own electric power by installing home solar photovoltaic (PV) panels – a practice known as solar distributed...
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved an application by Pfizer Inc. to modify the FTC’s January 2010 final order, which settled the FTC’s competition concerns arising from Pfizer’s 2009 acquisition of Wyeth.
Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Edith Ramirez released the FTC’s 2015 Annual Highlights today, featuring some of the agency’s key efforts to benefit consumers and promote competition over the past calendar year.
The Federal Trade Commission has approved a modified final order settling charges that Hikma Pharmaceuticals PLC’s acquisition of the rights to various drug products and related assets from Ben Venue Laboratories, Inc. was anticompetitive.
The Federal Trade Commission filed a complaint in federal district court alleging that Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc. and several other drug companies violated antitrust laws by using pay-for-delay settlements to block consumers’ access to lower-cost generic versions of Opana ER and Lidoderm. Following...
For more than 15 years, one of the FTC’s top priorities has been to put an end to anticompetitive reverse-payment settlements between brand-name drug makers and their potential generic rivals. In our view, these settlements are anticompetitive agreements not to compete in which the...
The FTC filed a complaint in federal district court alleging that Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc. and several other drug companies violated antitrust laws by using pay-for-delay settlements to block consumers’ access to lower-cost generic versions of Opana ER and Lidoderm with an agreement...
Federal Trade Commission staff submitted a comment, as public testimony, to the Alaska legislature on proposed legislation that would allow licensed Alaska physicians located out-of-state to provide telehealth services in the same manner as in-state physicians. 
Federal Trade Commission staff submitted a comment on the competitive implications of proposed legislation that would license and regulate denturists within Kentucky.  Denturists are trained to make and fit removable partial and full dentures. Currently, Kentuckians who need dentures must obtain...
Julie Brill, who has served as a Commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission since April 2010, will resign her position at the end of this month. “Commissioner Brill has been an unwavering advocate for consumers and competition during her six-year tenure at the Federal Trade Commission,” said FTC...
Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Edith Ramirez issued the following statement regarding the Supreme Court’s denial of certiorari in McWane Inc. v. FTC. The Court declined to review an April 2015 decision of the Eleventh Circuit upholding a Commission cease and desist order against McWane for...
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that national kidney-dialysis chain U.S. Renal Care, Inc.’s $640 million acquisition of competitor DSI Renal from DSI Renal’s ultimate parent company, Dialysis Parent, LLC, would be...
The Federal Trade Commission filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit urging the court to correct four legal errors in a district court’s antitrust analysis of an alleged reverse-payment agreement involving brand-name pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline and...
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Brief of the Federal Trade Commission arguing that the district court committed multiple legal errors that should be corrected on appeal. The district court erroneously concluded that a reverse-payment settlement that allowed the underlying patent litigation to continue, while the...
Federal Trade Commission staff submitted written comments on the competitive impact of provisions in proposed legislation in West Virginia that would provide for  “cooperative agreements” between health care providers, and provisions purporting to confer “exemptions” from federal antitrust laws on...
Ten years ago this month, the FTC and DOJ issued the Commentary on the Horizontal Merger Guidelines.

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