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As part of its ongoing effort to protect U.S. health care consumers,the Federal Trade Commission today challenged OSF Healthcare System’s proposed acquisition of Rockford Health System.
The FTC filed an administrative complaint challenging OSF Healthcare System’s proposed acquisition of Rockford Health System, charging that the acquisition would substantially reduce competition among hospitals and primary care physicians in Rockford, Illinois, and significantly harm...
The Federal Trade Commission is seeking public comments on an application filed by the Divestiture Trustee in the Tops Markets matter seeking approval to sell one former Penn Traffic supermarket to Moran Foods, Inc., d/b/a Save-A-Lot, Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of SuperValu.
FTC Approves BASF's Application to Extend Manufacturing Agreement Related to 2009 Acquisition of Ciba The Federal Trade Commission has approved an application by global chemical company BASF SE to extend a manufacturing agreement, entered into in compliance with a 2009 settlement order, which...
The Federal Trade Commission today announced that Healthcare Technology Holdings, Inc., the parent company of market research firm IMS Health Inc., has agreed to sell two product lines of rival SDI Health LLC, as a condition of allowing it to proceed with its acquisition of SDI.
According to an overview of industry data released by the staff of the Federal Trade Commission, in Fiscal Year 2011, pharmaceutical companies continued a recent anticompetitive trend of paying potential generic rivals to delay the introduction of lower-cost prescription drug alternatives for...
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that DaVita, Inc.’s acquisition of CDSI I Holding Company, also known as DSI, was anticompetitive and reduced competition in the U.S. market for outpatient dialysis clinics. The final order...
The Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice today issued the final version of a joint policy statement detailing how the agencies will enforce U.S. antitrust laws with respect to new Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs). An ACO is an organization of health care providers that jointly...
The Federal Trade Commission, Department of Justice, and the European Commission today issued an updated set of “best practices” that they use to coordinate their merger reviews. The agencies also celebrated the 20th anniversary of the United States-European Union bilateral antitrust agreement.
Universal Health Services, Inc. has submitted an application to the Federal Trade Commission to sell what are known as the Puerto Rico Divestiture Assets, including Hospital San Juan Capestrano and its affiliated outpatient centers, to Donald R. Dizney and David A. Dizney, through two companies...
The Federal Trade Commission has amended its Rules of Practice making it easier for parties to obtain FTC approval for minor contract changes relating to FTC divestiture orders. The amendments provide a procedure for waiving the requirement that the full Commission vote on and approve contract...
To protect competition in the market for prescription drugs, the Federal Trade Commission will require Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. to sell the rights and assets related to a generic cancer pain drug and a generic muscle relaxant, as a condition of its proposed $6.8 billion acquisition of...
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved an application by The Dow Chemical Company to amend an asset purchase agreement executed on July 31, 2009, between Dow and Arkema Inc.
The Federal Trade Commission is seeking public comment on an application by global chemical company BASF SE to extend a manufacturing agreement, entered into in compliance with a 2009 settlement order, which imposed certain requirements on BASF’s acquisition of rival Ciba Holding, Inc.
The Federal Trade Commission has approved a divestiture trustee’s request for a 90-day extension of the deadline for selling a former Penn Traffic supermarket in Bath, New York. Tops Markets is required to divest the Bath store following its acquisition of Penn Traffic last year.
Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) has withdrawn its application seeking Federal Trade Commission approval to sell its Las Vegas psychiatric facilities, including Montevista Hospital and Red Rock Behavioral Health Hospital, to Dr. Soon Kim through Signature Health Services, LLC, which does...
The Federal Trade Commission is seeking public comment on The Dow Chemical Company’s application for FTC approval to sell to Hager Pacific Acquisitions, LLC, real estate and other property in Torrance, California, which is related to a latex polymers business that Dow previously divested to Arkema...
The Federal Trade Commission will require dialysis services company DaVita, Inc. to sell 29 outpatient dialysis clinics around the United States, under a proposed settlement that resolves FTC charges that DaVita’s proposed $689 million acquisition of rival CDSI I Holding Company, Inc., also known...
The Commission required dialysis services company DaVita, Inc. to sell 29 outpatient dialysis clinics around the United States, under a settlement that resolves FTC charges that DaVita’s proposed $689 million acquisition of rival CDSI I Holding Company, Inc., also known as DSI, would...

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