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Commission approval of final consent orders: – Following a public comment period, the Commission has approved the issuance of a final consent order in the matter concerning the Connecticut Chiropractic Association (CCA), the Connecticut Chiropractic Council (CCC), and Robert L. Hirtle (CCA’s legal...
The Federal Trade Commission will host a one-day public workshop on May 29, 2008, to discuss collaborations between health care providers to improve the provision of health care services and reduce costs.
Commission approval of final consent order: Following a public comment period, the Commission has approved the issuance of a final consent order in the matter of Multiple Listing Service, Inc., as well as a response to the commenter of record. The Commission vote approving the final order was 5-0...
The Federal Trade Commission will host a workshop on April 24, 2008, to examine recent trends related to health care delivery. This workshop will bring together representatives of physician and healthcare associations, industry, privacy groups, academia, federal and state government, and other...
The FTC challenged a group boycott between two Connecticut chiropractic associations in which the health care providers refused to deal with a cost-saving Connecticut health plan. The Commission issued a consent order ending the agreement and preventing the involved parties from...
The Federal Trade Commission today announced its decision to challenge the conduct by two Connecticut chiropractic associations and one of their attorneys to implement a collective refusal to deal with a cost-saving health plan in Connecticut. The FTC’s complaint charged that the parties’ actions...
At the request of Governor Sarah Palin and the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, the Federal Trade Commission has submitted written testimony to the Standing Committee on Health, Education, and Social Services of the state’s House of Representatives concerning health care...
Commission approval of staff comments: At his request, staff of the FTC’s Office of Policy Planning, Bureau of Competition, and Bureau of Economics have submitted comments to Ohio State Senator William J.
Staff advisory opinion concerning Non-Profit Institutions Act: The staff of the Bureau of Competition has advised Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. that, in the staff’s opinion, Kaiser’s purchase and use of discounted pharmaceuticals in connection with a proposed program to provide health care...
On 2/13/2008, the Commission filed a complaint in federal district court charging Cephalon, Inc. with preventing competition to its branded drug Provigil. The conduct under challenge includes paying four firms to refrain from selling generic versions of Provigil until 2012. Cephalon’...
The Federal Trade Commission today filed a complaint in federal district court against Cephalon, Inc., a pharmaceutical company based in Frazer, Pennsylvania, for a course of anticompetitive conduct that is preventing competition to its branded drug Provigil. The conduct includes paying four firms...
Extension of public comment period: Following the FTC’s “Ehavioral Advertising” Town Hall on December 22, 2007, Commission staff released a set of proposed online behavioral advertising principles. The staff requested that all interested parties submit comments on the principles and related issues...
The Federal Trade Commission will hold a workshop on Tuesday, February 12, 2008, at 9 a.m. EST to examine “Unilateral Effects Analysis and Litigation.” The event, which was announced by Chairman Majoras in her keynote address at the ABA Antitrust Law Section’s Fall Forum, will be held at the...
The Federal Trade Commission today released an agenda for the upcoming public workshop on February 12, 2008, in Washington, DC, to examine “Unilateral Effects Analysis and Litigation.” The event, which was previously announced by Chairman Majoras in her keynote address at the ABA Antitrust Law...
In light of the parties’ abandonment of their proposed transaction, the Federal Trade Commission today announced its approval and issuance of an order dismissing the agency’s 2007 administrative complaint challenging Equitable Resources, Inc.’s (Equitable) proposed acquisition of The Peoples...
Commission approval of staff comments: The FTC’s Office of Policy Planning, Bureau of Competition, and Bureau of Economics have submitted comments to Antonio Silva Delgado of the Treasury and Financial Affairs Commission of the Puerto Rico House of Representatives regarding Senate Bill (S.B.) 2190...
The Commission charged that Negotiated Data Solutions LLC (N-Data) violated Section 5 of the FTC Act by engaging in unfair methods of competition. N-Data acquired patent rights originally held by National Semiconductor Corp. which were included in an IEEE industry standard for...
Commission issuance of information requests: The Commission has issued information requests to generic and authorized generic drug manufacturers and marketers as part of its ongoing study of the short- and long-term effects of authorized generics on pharmaceutical drug competition. The current set...
In December 2007, the Commission challenged ValueAct Captial Partners’ violations of the Hart-Scott-Rodino Pre-Merger Notification Act’s filing requirements related to the acquisition of stock in three companies, Gartner, Inc., Catalina marketing Group, and Acxiom Corp. The firm...

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