Today, Federal Trade Commission Chair Lina M. Khan announced that an open meeting of the Commission will be held virtually on Thursday, June 16, 2022. The open meeting will commence at 1 pm 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 June 16 Commission meeting:
Business Before the Commission
- Policy Statement of the Federal Trade Commission on Rebates and Fees in Exchange for Excluding Lower Cost Drug Products: The Commission will vote on whether to issue a policy statement describing the FTC’s intent to examine rebates and fees paid by drug manufacturers to pharmacy benefit managers and other intermediaries in exchange for disfavoring the lowest cost drug products, including in the case of insulin.
- Report to Congress on Combatting Online Harms through Innovation: FTC staff will provide a presentation and the Commission will vote on whether to issue a report to Congress highlighting current uses of artificial intelligence to combat specific online harms. Some of the harms identified by Congress include scams and fake reviews, deepfakes and dark patterns, hate crimes and harassment, and child sexual abuse. The report also provides high-level policy recommendations.
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 June 16 event.
Each commenter will be given two minutes to share their comments. Those 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, June 14, 2022 at 8 pm 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 in advance of the meeting 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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