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In order to reduce the burden associated with submitting detailed information for every document withheld on a claim of privilege, the Bureau has established an optional two-step privilege log process. Rather than submitting a complete privilege log for all withheld documents and...
Abbott Laboratories and Alere Inc. have agreed to a divestiture of two point-of-care medical device products line in order to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that Abbott’s proposed $8.3 billion acquisition of Alere will cause harm to competition.Abbott is a global healthcare company that...
Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corp. and Johnson & Johnson have agreed to a divestiture of five neurosurgical medical device product lines to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that Integra’s proposed $1 billion acquisition of Johnson & Johnson’s Codman Neuro division would negatively...
The Hatch-Waxman Act, passed by Congress more than 30 years ago, provides a regulatory and judicial framework to expedite generic entry into U.S. prescription drug markets. For many drugs, the Act has succeeded in lowering patent-related barriers to generic drug entry, thereby...
This paper reviews the economic literature on “conditional pricing practices.” Conditional pricing practices are pricing strategies in which a seller conditions its prices on factors such as volume, the set of products purchased, or the buyer’s share of purchases from the seller. This...
The FTC is mailing checks to hospitals and clinics who overpaid for radiopharmaceuticals. The FTC settled a lawsuit against Cardinal Health Inc., in which the FTC alleged that Cardinal Health unlawfully monopolized the market for low-energy radiopharmaceuticals in 25 geographic areas throughout the...
In testimony presented to a U.S. House Judiciary Subcommittee, Acting Federal Trade Commission Chairman Maureen K. Ohlhausen described the FTC’s extensive work on the potential competitive effects of excessive occupational licensing through research, education, advocacy, and enforcement.
The Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice today announced the release of antitrust guidance for businesses taking part in relief efforts and those involved in rebuilding communities affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.
The Federal Trade Commission’s Economic Liberty Task Force announced today that it will hold its second roundtable in Washington, DC on Nov.
On November 7, 2017, the Federal Trade Commission’s Economic Liberty Task Force hosted a roundtable to examine empirical evidence on the effects of occupational licensure.

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