FTC Staff Opinion with Respect to Doylestown Health Physicians

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The staff of the Federal Trade Commission has issued an opinion advising Doylestown Health Physicians that an exemption under the Non-Profit Institutions Act applies to its proposal to sell discounted pharmaceuticals and medical devices to its affiliated hospital, Doylestown Hospital.

NOTE: This letter sets out the views of the staff of the FTC’s Bureau of Competition, as authorized by the Commission’s Rules of Practice. It has not been reviewed or approved by the Commission. As the Commission’s Rules explain, the staff’s advice is rendered “without prejudice to the right of the Commission later to rescind the advice and, where appropriate, to commence an enforcement proceeding.”

Contact Information

Media Contact: 
Office of Public Affairs
Staff Contact: 
Markus H. Meier
Bureau of Competition