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Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that Pfizer Inc.’s $16 billion acquisition of Hospira, Inc. would likely be anticompetitive.
An orthopedic practice in Berks County, Pennsylvania, created through a combination of six independent orthopedic practices in 2011, has agreed to settle FTC charges that the merger was anticompetitive and violated U.S. antitrust law.
The Federal Trade Commission staff submitted comments to the Virginia and Tennessee Departments of Health as the agencies promulgate proposed rules regarding hospital cooperation agreements in Virginia and Ten
In testimony presented to a subcommittee of the Senate Judiciary Committee the Federal Trade Commission described its work to promote competition, and its concerns about proposed federal legislation would eliminate the Commission’s role in adjudicating some merger cases.
FTC alleged he failed to report voting shares that he acquired in a California technology start up, TangoMe
Wright Medical Group, Inc. and Tornier N.V. have agreed to sell Tornier’s U.S. rights and assets related to its total ankle replacements and total silastic toe joint replacements to resolve Federal Trade Commission charges that the proposed $3.3 billion merger would illegally reduce competition...
The Federal Trade Commission has approved an application by Albertsons to modify its contract with Haggen Holdings, LLC, under an order that required Albertsons to sell supermarkets in Arizona, California, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington to Haggen.
Pharmaceutical companies Endo International plc and Par Pharmaceuticals, Inc. have agreed to divest all of Endo’s rights and assets to generic glycopyrrolate tablets and generic methimazole tablets in order to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that Endo’s proposed $8 billion acquisition of...
The National Association of Animal Breeders (NAAB) has agreed to remove provisions in its Code of Ethics that the Federal Trade Commission charged limit competition among its members.
FTC alleged it failed to report a conversion of its ownership interest in the financial services company Knight Capital Group, Inc.
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final consent order settling charges that Dollar Tree Inc.’s $9.2 billion acquisition of Family Dollar Stores, Inc. would likely be anticompetitive.
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved an application from ZF Friedrichshafen AG and TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. to sell TRW’s North American and European linkage and suspension business for heavy and light vehicles to the Tokyo-based global machine...
A proposal by the American Dental Association (ADA) to conduct surveys of dentists' fees for use in resolving disputes about dental fees and dental insurers' reimbursement rates does not appear to violate federal antitrust laws, according to the Federal Trade Commission staff. In a letter to the...
The complaint alleges that three affiliated hedge fund companies and their management company failed to observe the filing and waiting requirements of the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act before purchasing shares in Yahoo.
Pfizer Inc. has agreed to sell the rights and assets related to four pharmaceutical products in order to settle FTC charges that its proposed $16 billion acquisition of Hospira, Inc. is anticompetitive.
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that Zimmer Holdings, Inc.’s $13.35 billion acquisition of Biomet, Inc. is anticompetitive.
Pharmaceutical companies Concordia Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Par Pharmaceutical, Inc. have settled FTC charges that they entered into an unlawful agreement not to compete in the sale of generic versions of Kapvay, a prescription drug used to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity
The Federal Trade Commission has issued a Statement of Enforcement Principles that describes the underlying antitrust principles that guide the Commission’s application of its statutory authority to take action against “unfair methods of competition” prohibited by Section 5 of the FTC Act but not...
The Federal Trade Commission, together with the Department of Justice’s Assistant Attorney General for Antitrust, released the agencies’ 37th Annual Hart-Scott-Rodino Report. The report presents fiscal year 2014 data on the agencies’ HSR Premerger Notification Program.

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