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Today, Federal Trade Commission Chair Lina M. Khan announced that an open meeting of the Commission will be held virtually on Thursday, February 17, 2022. The open meeting will commence at 1pm ET and will begin with time for members of the public to address the Commission.

The following items will be on the tentative agenda for the February 17 Commission meeting:

Business Before the Commission

  1. 6(b) Study on Pharmacy Benefit Managers’ (PBMs) Relationship with Affiliated and Independent Pharmacies: The Commission will vote 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.
  2. Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Concerning Earnings Claims: Staff will provide a presentation and the Commission will vote 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 will offer brief remarks and will then invite 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 must sign up for an opportunity to address the Commission virtually at the February 17 event. Each commenter will be given two minutes to share their comments. Anyone who cannot participate during the event may submit written comments or a link to a prerecorded video through a webform. Speaker registration and comment submission will be available through Tuesday, February 15, 2022, 8pm ET.

The FTC’s public meeting agendas will be posted on the Commission’s website at least seven days prior to the Commission’s next monthly meeting. A link to the event will be available on February 17, 2022 shortly before the meeting starts via FTC.gov. The event will be recorded, and the webcast and any related comments will be available on the Commission’s website after the meeting. The Commission retains discretion to make public comments available following the event on ftc.gov. Due to challenges related to the ongoing COVID-19 public health crisis, open meetings will be held virtually until further notice.

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