Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that Pfizer Inc.’s $16 billion acquisition of Hospira, Inc. would likely be anticompetitive.
Under the order, first announced in August 2015, the companies are required to divest Pfizer’s generic acetylcysteine inhalation solution, and Hospira’s clindamycin phosphate, voriconazole, and melphalan hydrochloride injection products.
The Commission vote approving the final order was 4-0. (FTC File No. 151 0074; the staff contact is Kari A. Wallace, Bureau of Competition, 202-326-3085)
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