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The Federal Trade Commission has filed an administrative complaint, and authorized a suit in federal court, to block the proposed $350 million acquisition by Memphis-based Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare of two Memphis-area hospitals, known as Saint Francis, owned by Dallas-based healthcare system...
The Federal Trade Commission will require medical device companies Stryker Corp. and Wright Medical Group N.V. to divest all assets related to Stryker’s total ankle replacements and finger joint implant products to remedy concerns that Stryker’s proposed $4 billion acquisition of Wright will harm...
Pharmaceutical companies Pfizer Inc. and Mylan N.V. have agreed to divest assets and abide by other conditions to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that the proposed combination of Upjohn Inc. and Mylan N.V. will harm current or future competition in ten generic drug markets. Under the...
The Federal Trade Commission will host three public Question and Answer sessions as part of its ongoing HSR Rulemaking initiative. These one-hour virtual events are intended to facilitate a robust and thoughtful set of public comments, which are due 60 days after publication of the FTC’s rulemaking...
The Federal Trade Commission is currently accepting public comments on an application by prosthetics manufacturer Otto Bock HealthCare North America, Inc. (Ottobock) to divest to Proteor, Inc. certain assets it acquired when it consummated its acquisition of FIH Group Holdings, LLC (Freedom...
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that Arko Holdings Ltd.’s acquisition of Empire Petroleum Partners, LLC would violate federal antitrust law.
Federal Trade Commission Bureau of Competition Director Ian Conner issued the following statement regarding the announcement from Peabody Energy Corporation and Arch Coal that they will abandon their proposed joint venture, which would have combined their coal mining operations in the Southern...
The Federal Trade Commission today filed a petition with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit requesting rehearing en banc of the August 11, 2020, decision of a panel of that court in the matter of FTC v. Qualcomm Incorporated.
The Federal Trade Commission, with the concurrence of the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, will publish in the Federal Register a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding proposed changes to the rules and interpretations implementing...
WHAT:The Federal Trade Commission will host a workshop that will examine the potential benefits and challenges to consumers, privacy, and competition raised by data portability, which is the ability of consumers to move data from one service to another or to themselves.WHEN:Tuesday, September 22,...
The Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Economics has announced a revamped Merger Retrospective Program, which will expand and formalize the Bureau’s retrospective research efforts that have already produced studies analyzing the effects of a range of consummated mergers over the last 35 years.
The International Competition Network held its 19th annual conference on Sept. 14-17, 2020. Co-hosted by the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division, this was the ICN’s first virtual conference.
The Federal Trade Commission staff submitted a comment to the Texas Health and Human Services Commission that opposes issuing certificates of public advantage (COPAs) to Hendrick Health System and Shannon Health System.
The Federal Trade Commission staff has submitted a comment to the Texas Attorney General regarding a request from the Texas Medical Board for an opinion on the statutory basis for the supervision of certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs).
The Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division will co-host the 19th annual International Competition Network, or ICN, Conference, from Sept. 14 to Sept. 17, 2020.
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that animal health products supplier Elanco Animal Health, Inc.’s proposed $7.6 billion acquisition of Bayer Animal Health, Inc. would likely be anticompetitive.
The Federal Trade Commission has released the agenda for its September 22, 2020, workshop that will examine the potential benefits and challenges to consumers and competition raised by data portability.
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that AbbVie’s $63 billion acquisition of Allergan would violate federal antitrust law.
The Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division will co-host the 19th annual International Competition Network, or ICN, Conference, from Sept. 14 to Sept. 17, 2020. Originally planned as an in-person conference in Los Angeles in May, the conference will feature...
Today, Federal Trade Commission Chairman Joseph J. Simons signed the Multilateral Mutual Assistance and Cooperation Framework for Competition Authorities among the FTC, the Department of Justice, and competition agencies in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom.

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