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In an Initial Decision announced today, Chief Administrative Law Judge D. Michael Chappell upheld a Federal Trade Commission complaint challenging the consummated merger of two prosthetics manufacturers that are top sellers of prosthetic knees equipped with microprocessors.
In testimony before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government, the Federal Trade Commission described its work to protect consumers and promote competition through vigorous enforcement, education, advocacy, and policy work, and by anticipating and...
Leaders of the antitrust agencies of the United States participated this past week in bilateral meetings in Tokyo, Japan and Seoul, Korea. Commissioner Christine S. Wilson of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, together with Deputy Assistant Attorneys General Roger Alford and Richard Powers of the U...
The Federal Trade Commission sued the health information company Surescripts, alleging that the company employed illegal vertical and horizontal restraints in order to maintain its monopolies over two electronic prescribing, or “e-prescribing,” markets: routing and eligibility.
On June 18, 2019, the Federal Trade Commission will hold a public workshop in Washington, DC to assess the impact of certificates of public advantage (“COPAs”) on prices, quality, access, and innovation for healthcare services.
What:The Federal Trade Commission will host the 13th session of its Hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century.When:Friday, April 12, 9:00 a.m. - 5:15 p.m.Where:FTC Headquarters
Tronox Limited and Cristal, two of the largest suppliers of the white pigment chloride process titanium dioxide, have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges by divesting Cristal’s North American titanium dioxide assets, thereby preserving competition in the market for this important and...
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that Fresenius Medical Care AG’s proposed $2 billion acquisition of NxStage Medical, Inc. likely would be anticompetitive.
Republic National Distributing Company and Breakthru Beverage Group announced on April 5 that that they have abandoned their proposed merger.
What:The Federal Trade Commission will host the 12th session of its Hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century.When:Tuesday, April 9, 9:00 a.m. - 5:05 p.m., and Wednesday, April 10, 9:00 a.m.
The Federal Trade Commission announced its Opinion and Final Order against generic pharmaceutical company Impax Laboratories LLC.
Federal Trade Commission staff has recommended that Alaska pass Senate Bill 1, which would repeal its certificate-of-need (CON) law. Alaska’s CON law requires healthcare providers to obtain state approval before expanding, establishing new facilities or services, or making certain large capital...
Federal Trade Commission Chairman Joe Simons released the agency’s 2018 Annual Highlights today, highlighting the FTC’s ongoing efforts to protect the interests of consumers and promote a competitive marketplace.
The Federal Trade Commission announced the agenda for the 12th session of its Hearings Initiative, which will occur on April 9-10, 2019 and focus on the FTC’s approach to consumer privacy.
What:The Federal Trade Commission will host the 11th session of its Hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century.When:Monday, March 25, 9:00 a.m. - 5:15 p.m., and Tuesday, March 26, 9:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.Where:FTC Headquarters
The Federal Trade Commission is rescheduling a Roundtable with the State Attorneys General, which originally had been planned for March 25 as part of the agency’s Hearings Initiative, due to logistical issues. A new date and further details for the session will be announced as soon as they become...
What:The Federal Trade Commission will host the 10th session of its Hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century, which will examine competition and consumer protection in broadband markets.When:Wednesday, March 20, 2019, 9:00 a.m.
The Federal Trade Commission has submitted to Congress its Fiscal Year 2020 budget request in support of the President’s FY 2020 budget for the federal government. The budget request also includes the FY 2020 Budget Overview Statement, Performance Plan for FY 2019 and FY 2020, and Performance...
The Federal Trade Commission today announced the agenda for the 11th session of its Hearings Initiative, which will focus on the agency’s international work. The hearing, co-sponsored with the George Washington University Competition Law Center, will take place in Washington, D.C. on March 25-26,...
The Federal Trade Commission today announced the agenda for the thirteenth session of its Hearings Initiative. The session, focused on the agency’s merger retrospective program, will take place on April 12, 2019, at FTC Headquarters in Room 432.

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