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In a letter to the New York State Department of Health, Federal Trade Commission staff expressed concern that the New York State’s Certificate of Public Advantage regulations – which purport to provide antitrust immunity to certain approved health care collaboratives – are unnecessary because...
Federal Trade Commission staff submitted written comments regarding the competitive impact of a legislative proposal to modify the collaborative practice arrangements that are imposed on Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) in the state and that limit the services they can provide. The...
In its latest action to ensure competition in the nation’s healthcare markets, the FTC announced that Cardinal Health, Inc. has agreed to resolve charges that it illegally monopolized 25 local markets for the sale and distribution of low-energy radiopharmaceuticals and forced hospitals and clinics...
On June 9, 2015, the Federal Trade Commission will host a workshop to examine competition, consumer protection, and economic issues raised by the proliferation of online and mobile peer-to peer business platforms in certain sectors of the economy, often referred to as the “sharing economy.” The...
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit upheld a Federal Trade Commission Decision and Order finding that McWane, Inc., the largest U.S. supplier of ductile iron pipe fittings used in municipal and regional water distribution systems, unlawfully maintained its monopoly in the domestic...
Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Edith Ramirez released the agency’s 2014 Annual Highlights today, emphasizing the agency’s work to protect consumers and promote competition during the past calendar year.
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that Novartis AG’s $16 billion acquisition of GlaxoSmithKline’s portfolio of cancer-treatment drugs likely would be anticompetitive.
Federal Trade Commission staff submitted comments to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), offering guidance on promoting competition, and the privacy and security of consumer data, in ONC’s plan to increase the adoption of interoperable health information...
The Federal Trade Commission has entered into a settlement with Phoebe Putney Health System, Inc., the Hospital Authority of Albany-Dougherty County, and HCA Inc. resolving the Commission’s charge that the Hospital Authority’s acquisition of Palmyra Park Hospital, Inc. from HCA Inc. – which...
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved an application from Graco Inc. to divest certain liquid finishing businesses and related assets to Carlisle Companies Inc.
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.’s $4 billion acquisition of Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd. would likely be anticompetitive.
Texas-based energy company Par Petroleum Corporation will terminate its storage and throughput rights at a key gasoline terminal in Hawaii, to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that Par’s proposed $107 million acquisition of Koko’oha Investments, Inc.’s wholly-owned subsidiary Mid Pac...
Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Edith Ramirez today named former Bureau of Competition Director William J. Baer and former Bureau of Consumer Protection Director David C. Vladeck the 2015 recipients of the Miles W. Kirkpatrick Award for Lifetime FTC Achievement, honoring their commitment to...
The Federal Trade Commission today adopted revisions to the agency’s Rules of Practice.
Pharmaceutical companies Impax Laboratories Inc. and CorePharma, LLC have agreed to divest all of CorePharma’s rights and assets to generic pilocarpine tablets and generic ursodiol tablets, in order to settle  Federal Trade Commission charges that Impax’s proposed $700 million acquisition of...
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved an application from Community Health Systems to sell Riverview Regional Medical Center and its associated assets near Gadsden, Alabama.
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that Eli Lilly and Company’s acquisition of Novartis Animal Health would likely be anticompetitive.
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved final orders settling charges in two separate cases alleging that the bylaws of the trade associations restrained competition.  
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved an application from the owners of Surgery Center Holdings, known as Surgery Partners to divest Symbion Holdings Corporation’s ownership interest in the Blue Springs Surgery Center in Orange City, Florida, to Dr. Mark W....
“Today, the Supreme Court affirmed the FTC's position in recognizing that a state may not give private market participants unsupervised authority to suppress competition even if they act through a formally designated ‘state agency’."

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