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Commission approval of public comment period extension – The Commission has approved the publication of a Federal Register notice extending the pubic comment period related to the current regulatory review of the Used Motor Vehicle Trade Regulation Rule (Used Car Rule) through November 19, 2008....
In September, 2008, the Commission challenged Reed Elsevier’s $4.1 billion proposed acquisition of ChoicePoint, which would have combined the two leading providers of electronic public record services provided to U.S. law enforcement customers. Public records services compile public...
The Federal Trade Commission today issued a complaint charging that Reed Elsevier Inc.’s (Reed Elsevier) proposed $4.1 billion acquisition of ChoicePoint Inc. (ChoicePoint) would be anticompetitive and in violation of the antitrust laws, as it would combine the two largest providers of electronic...
The Commission challenged Fresenius Medical Care’s proposed purchase of an exclusive sublicense for the manufacture and supply of the drug Venofer to US dialysis clinics from Daiichi Sankyo Company. Venofer is an intravenously administered iron sucrose preparation used primarily to...
The Federal Trade Commission urges consumers to be cautious of potential charity scams in connection with the damage caused by hurricanes Ike and Gustav along the Gulf Coast and in the Midwest.
The Federal Trade Commission will be working with the Department of Energy (DOE) and state regulatory agencies to ensure consumers are being treated fairly in the wake of hurricanes Ike and Gustav.
The Federal Trade Commission today announced a complaint challenging Fresenius Medical Care Ag & Co. KGaA’s (Fresenius) proposed acquisition of an exclusive sublicense from Luitpold Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Luitpold), a wholly owned U.S. subsidiary of the Japanese firm Daiichi Sankyo Company,...
In a joint statement to the Illinois Task Force on Health Planning Reform, the Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice (DOJ) stated the agencies’ position regarding certificate-of-need (CON) laws, saying that the laws undercut consumer choice, stifle innovation and weaken markets’...
The Federal Trade Commission today issued a Final Order on Remand from the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in the matter of North Texas Specialty Physicians v. FTC, 528 F.3d 346 (5th Cir. 2008). The FTC’s Final Order on Remand modifies the text in one paragraph of the remedial order (Paragraph II.A...
The Federal Trade Commission has advice for people who find themselves in the path of Hurricane Ike. A special Web site set up by the agency provides preparedness tips and information about recovery. Consumers who may be affected by Hurricane Ike can go to: http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/microsites/...
In the matter of Polypore International/Daramic LLC, the Commission issued an administrative complaint challenging Polypore’s consummated acquisition of Microporous Products in the global market for battery separators, a key component in flooded lead-acid batteries.
The Federal Trade Commission today announced that the Bureau of Competition’s Premerger Notification Office will host a half-day workshop on the basics of the U.S. premerger notification program in Washington, DC, on October 23, 2008.
– The Commission today announced an extension of the public comment period for the recently issued Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on petroleum industry market manipulation. The Commission posted the NPRM on the FTC’s Web site on August 13, 2008. The NPRM announced that public comments on the...
Conduct Allegedly Harms Competition in North American Markets for Battery Separators The Federal Trade Commission has unanimously approved an administrative complaint challenging Polypore International Inc.’s (Polypore) consummated acquisition of rival battery separator manufacturer Microporous...
Federal Trade Commission Chairman William E. Kovacic announced today that Marian R. Bruno, Associate Director of Management and Operations in the Bureau of Competition, has been named Deputy Director of the Bureau, and that Norman Armstrong, Jr., Deputy Assistant Director of the Bureau’s Mergers...
The Federal Trade Commission today announced it will host a workshop on October 17, 2008, in Washington, DC, to examine the scope of the prohibition of unfair methods of competition in Section 5 of the FTC Act, 15 U.S.C. Sec. 45. The workshop will consider the appropriate scope of Section 5 in...
The Federal Trade Commission today announced that it will hold two public workshops and roundtables this fall to examine emerging health care competition and consumer protection issues. The events, which will be held in Washington, DC, will focus on two distinct areas in which competition and...
The Federal Trade Commission will host a workshop in Washington, DC, following the close of the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) comment period for its ongoing petroleum market manipulation rulemaking. The one-day workshop will be free and open to the public. Parties interested in...
The Federal Trade Commission today announced its challenge of Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.’s (Sun) acquisition of Taro Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (Taro), alleging that the transaction as proposed would be anticompetitive and would cause U.S. consumers to pay higher prices for three...
The Federal Trade Commission today issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) seeking public comments on a proposed rule prohibiting market manipulation in the petroleum industry. The NPRM will assist the Commission in determining whether, and in what ways, it should develop a final rule. The...

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