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Health Care Antitrust Issues
re: Sale of pharmaceuticals by non-profit hospital to contracted workers who provide services at the hospital
re: Sale of pharmaceuticals by non-profit children's hospital to patients seen in clinics operated by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences on the hospital's campus.
re: proposal of PriMed Physicians, a physician group practice with 55 physician employees located in Dayton, Ohio, to create with other Dayton-area physicians an advocacy group to undertake "a campaign to inform and educate the general public" about, in the physicians' opinion, the "ill effects and other consequences of the policies and procedures, including depressed reimbursement, by third party payers in Dayton."
re: Sale of vaccines by non-profit hospital to affiliated wellness center.
re: proposal of MedSouth, Inc., a physician independent practice association located in Denver, Colorado, to integrate partially its member physicians' practices.
re: The applicability of the Non-Profit Institutions Act (NPIA or the Act) to sales of pharmaceuticals by CHA member hospitals to their retired employees
re: Sale of pharmaceuticals by non-profit, multi-specialty medical clinic to employees and to patients treated at the clinic).
re: Proposal to establish a network of independent pharmacies in Massachusetts and Connecticut.
re: Applicability of the Non-Profit Institutions Act
re: OPEN's intention to establish a network of independent community pharmacies and pharmacists
re: Sales of pharmaceuticals by non-profit skilled nursing facility to volunteers working at the center
re: Independent provider association composed of eleven neuorologists in the Los Angeles area
re: Physician network of osteopathic services providers
re: Sales of pharmaceuticals by non-profit hospital to patients of the hospital’s cancer treatment center)
re: Network of ambulance and ambulette services providers formed to contract for transportation services with third party payers
re: Corporate restructuring of nonprofit hospital corporation
re: NJPA Proposal to Establish Two Pharmacist Service Networks
re: Network of optical and vision services providers
re: Multispecialty physician network joint venture