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The Federal Trade Commission staff has submitted a comment to the Department of Health & Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, or ONC, regarding ONC’s proposed rule on “information blocking.”
The Federal Trade Commission announced the agenda for the 14th session of its Hearings Initiative. This session, at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska on June 12, 2019, will conclude the FTC’s Hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century.
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that the acquisition by Tronox Limited of competitor Cristal would violate the antitrust laws by significantly reducing competition for chloride process titanium dioxide in the United States...
A new Federal Trade Commission staff report found that, despite a considerable increase in the total number of final Hatch-Waxman patent settlements in FY 2016, significantly fewer settlements included the types of reverse payments that are likely to be anticompetitive.
Federal Trade Commission Bureau of Competition Director Bruce Hoffman issued this statement regarding the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California’s ruling yesterday that Qualcomm Inc.’s licensing practices relating to its modem chips violate Sections 1 and 2 of the Sherman Act...
At its annual conference, the International Competition Network (ICN) established a Framework on Competition Agency Procedures (CAP) that reflects the commitment by its participants to uphold fundamental procedural fairness principles and adopted Recommended Practices for Investigative Process that...
The Federal Trade Commission today announced the 14th session of its Hearings Initiative at Creighton University School of Law in Omaha, Nebraska on June 12, 2019. This will conclude the FTC’s Hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century.
Federal Trade Commission Chairman Joseph J. Simons and Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim of the Justice Department’s Antitrust Division will participate in the 18th annual International Competition Network (ICN) conference in Cartagena, Colombia, May 15-17, 2019. At the conference,...
The Federal Trade Commission staff has responded to the Food and Drug Administration’s request for comment on its updated industry guidance regarding nonproprietary naming of biological products.The FDA proposes to add a unique, meaningless suffix to the nonproprietary name of all biosimilar and...
The Federal Trade Commission testified today before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce about its efforts to effectively protect consumers and promote competition, while anticipating and responding to changes in the marketplace.
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.

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