Announced Action for April 5, 2002

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Following a public comment period, the Commission has approved a final consent order in the matter concerning Schering-Plough Corp., et al. (Schering) that settles the Commission's charges against American Home Products Corporation. A related complaint against Schering and Upsher-Smith Laboratories is still pending. The vote to approve the final order was 4-0, with Chairman Timothy J. Muris not participating. (Docket No. D09297, staff contact is David R. Pender, Bureau of Competition, 202-326-2549; see press releases dated April 2, 2001 and February 19, 2002.)

Copies of the documents mentioned in this release are available from the FTC's Web site at and also from the FTC's Consumer Response Center, Room 130, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20580. Call toll-free: 1-877-FTC-HELP. The FTC's Bureau of Competition seeks to prevent business practices that restrain competition. The Bureau carries out its mission by investigating alleged law violations and, when appropriate, recommending that the Commission take formal enforcement action. To notify the Bureau concerning particular business practices, call or write the Office of Policy and Evaluation, Room 394, Bureau of Competition, Federal Trade Commission, 600 Pennsylvania Ave, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20580, Electronic Mail:; Telephone (202) 326-3300. For more information on the laws that the Bureau enforces, the Commission has published "Promoting Competition, Protecting Consumers: A Plain English Guide to Antitrust Laws," which can be accessed at

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