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The Federal Trade Commission will host a two-day public workshop on “Broadband Connectivity Competition Policy” in Washington, DC, on February 13 and 14, 2007.
The Federal Trade Commission today announced its decision to challenge the conduct of several organizations representing more than 2,900 independent Chicago-area physicians for agreeing to fix prices and for refusing to deal with certain health plans except on collectively determined terms. The FTC...
The Federal Trade Commission today announced its decision to challenge the terms of Johnson & Johnson’s (J&J) proposed $16.6 billion acquisition of Pfizer Inc.’s (Pfizer) Consumer Healthcare business. The FTC’s complaint alleges that the transaction as originally proposed would reduce...
Commission approval of final consent order: Following a public comment period, the Commission has approved the issuance of final consent order in the matter concerning Barr Pharmaceuticals, Inc.’s acquisition of PLIVA d.d. The vote to approve the final consent order, copies of which can be found on...
The Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Economics Director Michael Salinger testified today before the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary about the FTC’s January 2006 closure of its investigation into the proposed acquisition by Comcast Corporation and Time Warner Cable Inc. (TWC) of the...
The Federal Trade Commission today announced its decision to challenge the terms of Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc.’s proposed $1.9 billion acquisition of Andrx Corporation, a deal that would have led to competitive problems in the markets for 13 generic drug products. In allowing the deal to proceed...
U.S. District Court Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly yesterday entered a final order settling the Federal Trade Commission’s charges that drug company Warner Chilcott’s agreement with Barr Laboratories unlawfully delayed entry of Barr’s generic version of Warner Chilcott’s Ovcon birth control pill.
Protecting competition for the sale of prescription drug Ovcon, the Federal Trade Commission today announced that it has agreed to settle its complaint against Warner Chilcott, which manufactures the branded version of the drug. The settlement will result in lower prices for women who use the...
The Federal Trade Commission today announced its decision to challenge Barr Pharmaceutical, Inc.’s proposed acquisition of Pliva d.d for approximately $2.5 billion. The FTC’s complaint alleges that the acquisition as originally structured would have eliminated current or future competition between...
The Federal Trade Commission today charged that Thermo Electron Corporation’s proposed $12.8 billion acquisition of Fisher Scientific International, Inc. would harm competition in the U.S. market for high-performance centrifugal vacuum evaporators (CVEs) in violation of the antitrust laws.
The Federal Trade Commission today charged two real estate groups operating multiple listing services in the Detroit, Michigan, area with illegally restraining competition by limiting consumers’ ability to obtain low-cost real estate brokerage services. The Commission also announced consent...

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The final consent order settles charges that the conduct of several organizations representing more than 2,900 independent Chicago-area physicians for agreeing to fix prices and for refusing to deal with certain health plans except on collectively determined terms. The order will...
The consent order settles charges that Johnson & Johnson’s (J&J) proposed $16.6 billion acquisition of Pfizer Inc.’s (Pfizer) Consumer Healthcare business would likely reduce competition in the U.S. markets for over-the-counter (OTC) H-2 blockers used to prevent and relieve...
The consent order settled charges that Service Corporation International’s (SCI) proposed acquisition of Alderwoods Group Inc. would likely lessen competition in 47 markets for funeral or cemetery services, leaving consumers with fewer choices and the prospect of higher prices or...
A consent order settled charges that Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc.’s proposed $1.9 billion acquisition of Andrx Corporation, would have likely led to competitive problems in the markets for 13 generic drug products. Watson was required to end its marketing agreements with Interpham...
The consent order settles charges that Barr Pharmaceutical, Inc.’s proposed acquisition of Pliva d.d for approximately $2.5 billion would have eliminated current or future competition between Barr and Pliva in certain markets for generic pharmaceuticals treating depression, high blood...
The consent order settled charges that Thermo Electron Corporation’s proposed $12.8 billion acquisition of Fisher Scientific International, Inc. would harm competition in the U.S. market for high-performance centrifugal vacuum evaporators (CVEs). Thermo and Fisher are the only two...
The Commission filed an administrative complaint challenging a set of rules adopted by MiRealSource, Inc. to keep Exclusive Agency Listings from being listed on its MLS, as well as other rules that restricted competition in real estate brokerage services.
The Monmouth County Association of Reators settled charges that it violated the antitrust laws by adopting rules that withheld valuable benefits of the Multiple Listing Services (MLSs) it controlled from consumers who chose to enter into non-traditional listing contracts with real...

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