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The Federal Trade Commission has responded to the Food and Drug Administration’s request for comment on its revised draft guidance, which aims to deter pharmaceutical companies from abusing the citizen petition process to delay approval of and competition from generic drugs.
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a modified final order settling charges that Northrop Grumman’s $7.8 billion acquisition of aerospace and defense contractor Orbital ATK likely would be anticompetitive.
The Federal Trade Commission has issued a statement on its vote to close the investigation of a proposed transaction that would combine general acute care hospitals, a psychiatric hospital, and physician practices in eastern Massachusetts.
The Federal Trade Commission is accepting public comments on an application by Supervalu Inc. to divest a Shop ’n Save supermarket in Berryville, Va., and another in Martinsburg, WV.
The Federal Trade Commission has issued its 2018 Report on Ethanol Market Concentration. The Energy Policy Act of 2005 directs the Commission to perform an annual review of market concentration in the ethanol production industry “to determine whether there is sufficient competition among industry...
The Federal Trade Commission is currently accepting public comments on an application from industrial gas suppliers Praxair, Inc. and Linde AG to divest a hydrogen gas and carbon monoxide gas plant to Celanese Ltd.
The Federal Trade Commission announced the agenda for the eighth session of its Hearings Initiative with a one-day hearing at the New York University School of Law in New York City on December 6, 2018. 
The Federal Trade Commission has held that 1-800 Contacts, the nation’s largest online retailer of contact lenses, unlawfully entered into a web of anticompetitive agreements with rival online contact lens sellers.
WHAT:The Federal Trade Commission will host the seventh session of its Hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century.WHEN:Tuesday, November 13–Wednesday, November 14, 2018, beginning at 9 a.m.
Antitrust agency heads from the United States, Canada, and Mexico meet today in Mexico City to discuss their ongoing work to ensure consistent and effective antitrust enforcement and increased cooperation among the three nations.The meeting includes Federal Trade Commission Chairman Joseph J....
The Federal Trade Commission announced today that James A. Kohm, Director of the Enforcement Division in the Bureau of Consumer Protection, and Markus H. Meier, Director of the Health Care Division in the Bureau of Competition, have received Fiscal Year 2018 Presidential Rank Awards.“The FTC, and...
WHAT:The Federal Trade Commission will host the sixth session of its Hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century.WHEN:Tuesday, November 6–Thursday, November 8, 2018, beginning at 9 a.m.WHERE:American University Washington College of Law
The Federal Trade Commission announced the agenda for the seventh session of its Hearings Initiative, with a two-day hearing at the Howard University Law School in Washington, D.C., on November 13-14, 2018. Howard University is a co-sponsor of the event.
WHAT:The Federal Trade Commission will host the fifth session of its Hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century.WHEN:Thursday, November 1, 9 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.WHERE:Georgetown University Law Center
The Federal Trade Commission announced the agenda for the sixth session of its Hearings initiative, with two and a half days of sessions on November 6–8, 2018, to be held at American University Washington College of Law in Washington, DC.
Marathon Petroleum Corp., an Ohio-based energy company, has agreed to certain conditions to settle charges that its proposed acquisition of Express Mart would violate federal antitrust law. Marathon’s wholly owned subsidiary Speedway operates the second-largest chain of company-owned and -operated...
The Federal Trade Commission is currently accepting public comments on an application by Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. requesting that the Commission reopen and modify its decision and order in connection with the 2012 merger of Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Actavis Inc.
WHAT:The Federal Trade Commission will host the fourth session of its Hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century.WHEN:Tuesday, October 23 and Wednesday, October 24, beginning at 9 a.m. each day.WHERE:FTC’s Constitution Center Auditorium
The Federal Trade Commission will require industrial gas suppliers Praxair, Inc. and Linde AG to divest assets in nine industrial gases product markets in numerous geographic markets in the United States, as part of a settlement that resolves charges that their proposed $80 billion merger likely...
The Federal Trade Commission announced the agenda for the fifth session of its Hearings initiative, with a one-day session to be held at the Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C. on November 1, 2018. This session reschedules the hearing session originally postponed on September 14...

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