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On Monday, May 9, 2011, the Federal Trade Commission will host a workshop to seek input on the Proposed Statement of Antitrust Enforcement Policy, which discusses how the federal antitrust agencies will enforce U.S. antitrust laws when competing health care providers create new Accountable Care...
The Federal Trade Commission will require Hikma Pharmaceuticals PLC (Hikma) to divest two generic injectable pharmaceuticals – phenytoin and promethazine – as part of a settlement allowing it to acquire certain assets from Baxter Healthcare Corporation, Inc. (Baxter). Hikma proposes to acquire...
By a vote of 5-0, the Federal Trade Commission has issued an order dismissing its complaint in Laboratory Corporation of America’s acquisition of Westcliff Medical Laboratories, Inc., and closing the Commission’s investigation of the matter.
On 4/20/2011, the FTC challenged Phoebe Putney Health System, Inc.’s (Phoebe’s) proposed acquisition of rival Palmyra Park Hospital, Inc. (Palmyra) from HCA, in Albany, Georgia. The FTC’s administrative complaint alleges that the deal will reduce competition significantly and allow...
By a 5-0 vote, the Federal Trade Commission challenged Phoebe Putney Health System, Inc.’s (Phoebe’s) proposed acquisition of rival Palmyra Park Hospital, Inc. (Palmyra) from HCA, in Albany, Georgia. The FTC’s administrative complaint alleges that the deal will reduce competition significantly and...
On 4/20/2011, the FTC challenged Phoebe Putney Health System, Inc.’s (Phoebe’s) proposed acquisition of rival Palmyra Park Hospital, Inc. (Palmyra) from HCA, in Albany, Georgia. The FTC’s administrative complaint alleges that the deal will reduce competition significantly and allow...
Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) and Psychiatric Solutions, Inc. have submitted an application to the Federal Trade Commission to sell what are known as the Delaware Assets, including MeadowWood Behavioral Health, to PHC, Inc., which does business as Pioneer Behavioral Health.
As part of their ongoing efforts to keep markets that they oversee open and fair for American consumers, the Federal Trade Commission and Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) today announced that they signed an agreement to foster further cooperation between the two agencies by helping them...
Richard Feinstein, Director of the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Competition, issued a statement on the decision by Providence Health & Services to abandon its plans to acquire Spokane Cardiology and Heart Clinics Northwest in Spokane, Washington.
The Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice issued a joint statement about how the agencies will enforce U.S. antitrust laws in regard to new Accountable Care Organizations – groups of health care providers that will be collaborating under the Affordable Care Act of 2010 to improve...
Toys “R” Us, Inc. has agreed to pay a $1.3 million civil penalty to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it violated a 1998 order governing its dealings with its suppliers. The order prohibits Toys “R” Us from urging any supplier to limit supply of products or refuse to sell to discounters...
In May 1996, the Commission filed an administrative complaint charging Toys "R" Us with using its dominant position as a toy distributor to obtain agreements from toy manufacturers to stop selling to warehouse clubs the same toys that they sold to Toys "R" Us.  After an...
The Federal Trade Commission has withdrawn its appeal of a court order denying a preliminary injunction regarding Laboratory Corporation of America’s 2010 acquisition of Westcliff Medical Laboratories, Inc. Although LabCorp consummated the acquisition in June 2010, the FTC was seeking the federal...
The Federal Trade Commission has approved the appointment of a monitor trustee and a related agreement to ensure that Polypore International, Inc. fully complies with a 2010 Commission administrative order to divest the assets of rival firm Microporous Products L.P., which it acquired in 2008.
A new Federal Trade Commission report recommends improvements to two areas of patent law: policies affecting how well a patent gives notice to the public of what technology is protected and remedies for patent infringement. The report, The Evolving IP Marketplace: Aligning Patent Notice and...
The Federal Trade Commission is seeking public comment on an application by the Dow Chemical Company to modify the terms of a settlement it reached with the FTC in 2009. The settlement resolved the agency’s concerns about how Dow’s acquisition of Rohm and Haas Company would affect competition in...
The Federal Trade Commission is seeking public comment on an application by the Dow Chemical Company to amend an agreement related to its 2001 acquisition of Union Carbide Corporation. The settlement in this matter, which was designed to remedy the alleged anticompetitive effects of the deal,...
Federal Trade Commission Chairman Jon Leibowitz today announced the appointment of Edward D. (Ted) Hassi, formerly a partner at the law firm O’Melveny & Myers LLP, as Chief Litigation Counsel for the agency’s Bureau of Competition. He replaces J. Robert Roberston, who left the agency in 2010...

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