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The Federal Trade Commission issued a proposed order imposing strict limits on future mergers by DaVita, Inc., a dialysis service provider with a history of fueling consolidation in life-saving health industries. The order follows allegations that DaVita’s proposed acquisition of the University of...
To settle FTC charges that its actions violated the antitrust laws, the Board of Dental Examiners of Alabama has agreed to stop requiring on-site supervision by licensed dentists of alignment scans of prospective patients’ mouths seeking to address misaligned teeth or gaps between teeth.
The Federal Trade Commission today issued a policy statement affirming that health apps and connected devices that collect or use consumers’ health information must comply with the Health Breach Notification Rule, which requires that they notify consumers and others when their health data is...
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.
The administrative trial in the matter of Illumina, Inc., and GRAIL, Inc. (D- 9401) is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2021 at 10 a.m. ET, following a prehearing conference on Monday, Aug. 23, 2021 at 2 p.m. ET. This type of proceeding usually takes place at the Federal Trade Commission’s...
Following the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey’s decision to grant a preliminary injunction against Hackensack Meridian Health, Inc.’s proposed acquisition of Englewood Healthcare Foundation, FTC Office of Public Affairs Director Lindsay Kryzak made this statement:
The Federal Trade Commission is sending refund checks totaling more than $350,000 to consumers who bought Willow Curve, a device that applies low-level light and, according to the agency, was deceptively advertised as an effective way to relieve pain.
After the Supreme Court declined to review a ruling from the Third Circuit that AbbVie used sham litigation to illegally maintain a monopoly, the Federal Trade Commission has withdrawn the remaining count in its complaint.
The Federal Trade Commission finalized a settlement that will require Flo Health Inc. to obtain the affirmative consent of users of the company’s fertility-tracking app before sharing their personal health information with others and to obtain an independent review of their privacy practices.
The medical director of California-based Golden Sunrise Nutraceutical, Inc., agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that he took part in deceptively advertising a $23,000 treatment plan as a scientifically proven way to treat COVID-19. Dr. Stephen Meis will be barred from making similar...
The Federal Trade Commission has sent a report to Congress about the effects that so-called rebate walls have on competition in markets for pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical drugs.
In the wake of the European Commission’s announcement that it is investigating Illumina’s $7.1 billion proposed acquisition of DNA sequencing provider Illumina, the Federal Trade Commission has authorized staff to dismiss its federal court complaint for Preliminary Injunction and Temporary...
Staff from the Federal Trade Commission, Canada’s Competition Bureau, the European Commission Directorate General for Competition, the U.K.’s Competition and Markets Authority, the U.S.
The Federal Trade Commission is sending 51,875 payments totaling more than $59 million to consumers who were victims of an allegedly deceptive scheme by Reckitt Benckiser Group and
The Federal Trade Commission has filed an administrative complaint and authorized a federal court lawsuit to block Illumina’s $7.1 billion proposed acquisition of Grail—a maker of a non-invasive, early detection liquid biopsy test that can screen for multiple types of cancer in asymptomatic...
Acting Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Rebecca Kelly Slaughter released the Commission’s 2020 Annual Highlights today, emphasizing the agency’s ongoing efforts to protect consumers and promote competition.
Note: The FTC will host a conference call TODAY for media at 11:30 ET with Acting Chairwoman Rebecca Kelly Slaughter. The call-in number is 844-291-6360 and the access code is 4928954. Call-in lines, which are for media only, will open 15 minutes prior to the start of the call.
Given the announcement from Atrium Health Navicent, Inc. and Houston Healthcare System, Inc. that they are abandoning their proposed merger, the Federal Trade Commission has closed its investigation into the proposed transaction.
The Federal Trade Commission finalized a settlement with a Nevada-based company that provides travel emergency services over allegations it failed to take reasonable steps to secure sensitive consumer information such as health records.

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