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The Federal Trade Commission has closed its investigation of the proposed acquisition of pharmacy benefits manager Medco Health Solutions, Inc. by Express Scripts, Inc. Express Scripts, headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, and Medco, headquartered in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, are two of the...
Federal Trade Commission Chairman Jon Leibowitz released the agency’s 2011-2012 Annual Highlights today at the spring meeting of the American Bar Association’s Section of Antitrust Law in Washington, DC, recognizing the agency’s continued efforts to protect consumers and promote competition.
The Federal Trade Commission testified today before Congress about proposed legislation that would exempt independent pharmacies from the antitrust laws, saying that such an exemption is likely to reduce competition and innovation, and ultimately increase prices for health care consumers in the...
The Federal Trade Commission ruled that ProMedica Health System's August 2010 acquisition of rival St. Luke's Hospital was anticompetitive and likely to substantially lessen competition and increase prices for general acute-care inpatient hospital services and inpatient obstetric services sold to...
The Federal Trade Commission issued an order requiring Graco Inc. to hold separate the worldwide liquid finishing equipment businesses of Illinois Tool Works Inc. and ITW Finishing LLC, while allowing Graco to complete its proposed $650 million acquisition of all of ITW's finishing equipment...
Acting at the request of the Federal Trade Commission the Solicitor General of the United States petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to review a recent federal appeals court ruling concerning Phoebe Putney Health System's acquisition of Palmyra Park Hospital in Albany, Georgia. The filing, known as...
Star Pipe Products, Ltd., a leading supplier of ductile iron pipe fittings, which are used in municipal water systems around the United States, has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it conspired with the two other largest manufacturers to increase the prices at which pipe...
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved an application by The Dow Chemical Company to sell a chemical production facility and associated property in Torrance, California, to Hager Pacific Acquisitions LLC.
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved an application by Healthcare Technology Holdings, Inc., in which the company requested approval to sell two audit businesses of SDI Health LLC to inVentiv Health, Inc. The divestiture is required by the final FTC...
The Federal Trade Commission will require Western Digital Corporation to sell assets used to manufacture and sell desktop hard disk drives to Toshiba Corporation as part of a proposed settlement that resolves charges that Western Digital's proposed acquisition of rival Hitachi Global Storage...
The FTC required Western Digital Corporation to sell assets used to manufacture and sell desktop hard disk drives to Toshiba Corporation as part of a proposed settlement that resolves charges that Western Digital's proposed acquisition of rival Hitachi Global Storage Technologies Ltd...
The FTC required specialty metals manufacturer Carpenter Technology Corporation to sell assets involved in producing two metal alloys used in the aerospace industry, under a settlement resolving charges that Carpenter's proposed $410 million acquisition of Latrobe Specialty Metals,...
The Federal Trade Commission will require specialty metals manufacturer Carpenter Technology Corporation to sell assets involved in producing two metal alloys used in the aerospace industry, under a proposed settlement resolving charges that Carpenter's proposed $410 million acquisition of Latrobe...
The Federal Trade Commission will require Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGaA to sell 60 outpatient dialysis clinics in 43 local markets under a proposed settlement resolving charges that its acquisition of rival dialysis provider Liberty Dialysis Holdings, Inc. would harm competition in...
Tthe FTC required Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGaA to sell 60 outpatient dialysis clinics in 43 local markets under a proposed settlement resolving charges that its acquisition of rival dialysis provider Liberty Dialysis Holdings, Inc. would harm competition in numerous local...
The Federal Trade Commission is seeking public comment on an application by Cardinal Health, Inc., which is requesting approval to sell former Cardinal Health nuclear pharmacy assets to Patient Care Infusion, LLC. Cardinal's sale of the assets is required under a 2011 settlement with the FTC,...
The Federal Trade Commission has dismissed the complaint it issued in January seeking to block Omnicare, Inc.'s hostile acquisition of rival long-term care pharmacy provider PharMerica Corporation, in light of Omnicare's recent decision to abandon the proposed transaction. The Commission voted 4-0...
Following public comment periods for both transactions, the Federal Trade Commission has approved final orders settling charges that Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc.'s (Valeant) two proposed acquisitions of dermatology businesses – one from Sanofi and one from Johnson & Johnson –...
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings' (LabCorp) proposed acquisition of rival firm Orchid Cellmark Inc. (Orchid) would have illegally reduced competition in the U.S. market for...

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