Advisory Opinions

Our staff issue advisory opinions to help clarify FTC rules and decisions regarding either competition or consumer protection issues, often in response to requests from businesses and industry groups. To find a specific opinion, use the filters on this page. Parties may request advice from our staff concerning proposed conduct.

Health Care Antitrust Issues

Advisory opinion concerning the legality of the American Society of Internal Medicine's proposal to develop and disseminate relative value guides

Proposed development of a relative value guide for physician services to be distributed to member internists would be likely to have anticompetitive effects that probably would not be outweighed by any counterveiling efficiency justifications, Decisions Volume 105

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