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In a comment to the Alabama State Board of Medical Examiners, Federal Trade Commission staff said that the Board’s proposed rule – which would require that interventional pain management services be provided exclusively by doctors – appears overly restrictive and likely detrimental to Alabama...
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final Order settling charges that The Coca-Cola Company’s $12.3 billion acquisition of its largest North American bottler, which also distributes Dr Pepper brand carbonated soft drinks in specific geographic markets,...
Federal Trade Commission Chairman Jon Leibowitz today announced the appointment of Edward W. Felten as the agency’s first Chief Technologist. In his new position, Dr. Felten will advise the agency on evolving technology and policy issues.
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a request submitted by The Dow Chemical Company to modify a software licensing agreement with Arkema Inc. The modification licenses additional programs for Arkema to use in the latex polymers business divested under an...
The Federal Trade Commission today announced that it will require The Coca-Cola Company to restrict its access to confidential competitive business information of rival Dr Pepper Snapple Group as a condition for completing Coca-Cola’s proposed $12.3 billion acquisition of its largest North...
The Federal Trade Commission is seeking public comments on an application by Agilent Technologies, Inc. to modify the final FTC Order settling charges that Agilent’s acquisition of Varian, Inc. would reduce competition in the market for high-performance scientific measuring instruments such as gas...
FTC Staff Will Not Recommend Agency Challenge Two New Drug Supplier Audit Programs The staff of the Federal Trade Commission has advised a consortium of pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies that it has no present intention to recommend that the agency challenge the Consortium’s planned joint...
In testimony before a U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee, the Federal Trade Commission explained how it protects consumers by applying well-established principles of competition to fast-changing technology markets.
Industrial gas supplier Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. reached an agreement with the Commission requiring the company to sell certain liquid gas assets to resolves FTC charges that Air Products’ proposed acquisition of Airgas would harm competition in five regional markets for bulk...
Industrial gas supplier Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. has reached an agreement with the Federal Trade Commission that will require the company to sell certain liquid gas assets if it proceeds with its proposed hostile takeover of competitor Airgas, Inc. The proposed settlement agreement...
On October 5, 2010, the Federal Trade Commission will co-host a workshop on several issues associated with Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), organizations authorized by the new Affordable Care Act that seek to deliver high-quality and efficient health care services to consumers. Joining the...
The Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice issued today revised Horizontal Merger Guidelines that outline how the federal antitrust agencies evaluate the likely competitive impact of mergers and whether those mergers comply with U.S. antitrust law. These changes mark the first major...
In a letter issued today, the staff of the Federal Trade Commission advised Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital that its proposal to provide pharmaceuticals purchased at a discount to employees of two affiliate entities is exempt from the Robinson-Patman Act, a U.S. antitrust law that prohibits anti-...
The Federal Trade Commission today announced a settlement agreement with Tops Markets LLC that protects consumers from the potential anticompetitive effects of Tops’ recent acquisition of the bankrupt Penn Traffic Company supermarket chain. To settle FTC charges that the acquisition was...
The Commission reached settlement agreement with Tops Markets LLC that protects consumers from the potential anticompetitive effects of Tops’ acquisition of the bankrupt Penn Traffic Company supermarket chain. To settle FTC charges that the acquisition was anticompetitive in several...
The Federal Trade Commission has filed an amicus brief before the full U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in a case concerning the standards courts should use when considering whether to grant a patent holder’s motion for contempt of a previously entered injunction against acts of...

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