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The Hatch-Waxman Act, passed by Congress more than 30 years ago, provides a regulatory and judicial framework to expedite generic entry into U.S. prescription drug markets. For many drugs, the Act has succeeded in lowering patent-related barriers to generic drug entry, thereby...
On November 7, 2017, the Federal Trade Commission’s Economic Liberty Task Force hosted a roundtable to examine empirical evidence on the effects of occupational licensure.
On July 27, 2017, the Federal Trade Commission’s Economic Liberty Task Force hosted a roundtable to examine ways to mitigate the effects of state-based occupational licensing requirements that make it difficult for license holders to obtain licenses in other states. License...
On April 18, 2017, the Federal Trade Commission hosted a workshop to examine competition, innovation, and consumer protection issues raised by hearing health and technology, especially hearing aids.
The Federal Trade Commission held a one-day public workshop on June 21, 2016 to explore competition and consumer protection issues that may arise when consumers generate their own electric power by installing home solar photovoltaic (PV) panels – a practice known as solar distributed...
The Federal Trade Commission held a one-day public workshop on January 19, 2016, to explore competition and related issues in the context of state regulation of motor vehicle distribution, and to promote more informed analysis of how these regulations affect businesses and consumers...
FTC Commissioner Terrell McSweeny will conduct the lunchtime lecture, “Procedural Fairness in Competition Law Enforcement – The FTC Experience” King’s College London event series. London, UK, 12:30 pm BST.
The Federal Trade Commission held a workshop to explore issues relating to emerging internet peer-to-peer platforms—often called the “sharing” economy—and the economic activity these platforms facilitate. The workshop examined competition, consumer protection, and economic issues...
The Federal Trade Commission and U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division held a public workshop on February 24-25, 2015, as part of the workshop series, “Examining Health Care Competition,” to study recent developments related to health care provider organization and payment...
For 100 years, the Federal Trade Commission has distinguished itself as a unique and nimble institution. The FTC continually evolves and innovates to promote competition and protect consumers. Please join the five current Commissioners as they lead a day-long examination of the FTC’s...
The Federal Trade Commission held a public workshop to study certain activities and trends that may affect competition in the evolving health care industry. The workshop explored current developments related to:
The Federal Trade Commission held a workshop to explore competition issues involving biologic medicines and follow-on biologics. As described in the Federal Register Notice, the workshop focused on a few key issues, inter alia:
Series of hearings: December 5, 2008 February 11-12, 2009 March 18-19, 2009 April 17, 2009 May 4-5, 2009
The FTC will hold hearings this fall to address whether there have been broad-based changes in the contemporary competitive environment that require any adjustments in antitrust and consumer protection enforcement in order to keep pace with those changes.
The Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice will commence public hearings in Washington, D.C. on February 26, 2003 on the implications of competition law and policy for health care financing and delivery. The hearings will broadly consider the impact of competition law and...
FTC and DOJ hearings. The Antitrust Division and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) cohosted hearings on single-firm conduct and antitrust law in 2006 and 2007. To see the Presentations, please visit DOJ's website: http://www.justice.gov/atr/public/hearings/single_firm/sfcjune.html...
The Federal Trade Commission plans to hold a one-day public workshop to examine developments in the health care sector relating to “clinical integration” among health care providers. Clinical integration is a term used to describe certain types of collaborations among otherwise...
For nearly two decades, the Federal Trade Commission and the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice have actively promoted market competition around the world by providing technical assistance, initially with funding from the U.S. Agency for International Development and now...
The FTC, the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), and the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology co-sponsored a conference to address patent reform and how it might be implemented. The event brought together government officials, business representatives, scholars, lawyers, and leading...

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