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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...
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 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...
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 Federal Trade Commission today issued a Bureau of Economics staff report examining trends in the petroleum industry and how they have affected gasoline prices between 2005 and early 2011.  It concludes that while a broad range of factors influence the price of gasoline, worldwide crude oil...
The Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Competition has issued an advisory opinion letter stating that it has no present intention to challenge the Council of Better Business Bureaus’ (CBBB) proposed “accountability program,” which would hold companies engaged in online behavioral advertising...
Federal Trade Commission Chairman Jon Leibowitz and Assistant Attorney General Christine Varney of the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division today signed an antitrust memorandum of understanding (MOU) with China’s three antitrust agencies to promote communication and cooperation among the...
The Federal Trade Commission will require generic drug manufacturers Perrigo Company and Paddock Laboratories, Inc. to sell six generic drugs under a proposed settlement resolving charges that Perrigo’s proposed $540 million acquisition of Paddock would be anticompetitive. The proposed settlement...
The Commission required Cardinal Health, Inc. to reconstitute and sell nuclear pharmacies in Las Vegas, Nevada; Albuquerque, New Mexico, and El Paso, Texas under a settlement order resolving the agency’s charges that Cardinal’s purchase of nuclear pharmacies from Biotech reduced...
The Federal Trade Commission will require Cardinal Health, Inc. to reconstitute and sell nuclear pharmacies in Las Vegas, Nevada; Albuquerque, New Mexico; and El Paso, Texas under a settlement order resolving the agency’s charges that Cardinal’s purchase of nuclear pharmacies from Biotech reduced...
In an Initial Decision announced today, Chief Administrative Law Judge D. Michael Chappell has concluded that the North Carolina Board of Dental Examiners violated the law by trying to block non-dentists in the state from providing teeth-whitening goods or services.

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