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Event Description

Federal Trade Commission held an open meeting of the Commission virtually on Thursday, February 17, 2022. The open meeting commenced at 1pm ET and began with time for members of the public to address the Commission.

Business Before the Commission

6(b) Study on Pharmacy Benefit Managers’ (PBMs) Relationship with Affiliated and Independent Pharmacies: The Commission voted on whether to issue Orders to large pharmacy benefits managers to study the competitive impact of contractual provisions, reimbursement adjustments, and other practices affecting drug prices, including those practices that may disadvantage independent or specialty pharmacies.

Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Concerning Earnings Claims: Staff provided a presentation and the Commission voted on an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to address deceptive earnings claims for business ventures, gig or other work opportunities, or educational, coaching or training offerings.

At the start of the meeting, Chair Khan offered brief remarks and then invited members of the public to share feedback on the Commission’s work generally and bring relevant matters to the Commission’s attention. Members of the public signed up for an opportunity to address the Commission virtually at the February 17 event. Each commenter was allowed to speak for no more than two minutes. Anyone who could not participate during the event submitted written comments or a link to a prerecorded video through a webform.  Speaker registration and comment submission was available through Wednesday, February 16, 2022, 8pm ET.

FTC Privacy Policy

Under the Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”) or other laws, we may be required to disclose to outside organizations the information you provide when you pre-register. The Commission will consider all timely and responsive public comments, whether filed in paper or electronic form, and as a matter of discretion, we make every effort to remove home contact information for individuals from the public comments before posting them on the FTC website.

The FTC Act and other laws we administer permit the collection of your pre-registration contact information and the comments you file to consider and use in this proceeding as appropriate. For additional information, including routine uses permitted by the Privacy Act, see the Commission’s comprehensive Privacy Policy.

This event is open to the public and may be photographed, videotaped, webcast, or otherwise recorded. By participating in this event, you are agreeing that your image — and anything you say or submit — may be posted indefinitely at ftc.gov or on one of the Commission's publicly available social media sites.