Topic: Healthcare

Two healthcare mergers abandoned over FTC opposition

Utah healthcare giants HCA Healthcare and Steward Health Care Services have scrapped their proposed merger in the wake of a Federal Trade Commission complaint – the second healthcare deal jettisoned by the agency’s opposition in the same week.

20 June 2022

Commissioners spar over private equity in merger settlement

The Federal Trade Commission has conditionally approved the combination of two rival emergency and speciality veterinary service providers with an ideological split over the relevance of the acquirer being a private equity firm.

14 June 2022

ALJ asks if FTC is trying to slow down Grail

The administrative law judge overseeing the Federal Trade Commission’s challenge to Illumina/Grail has questioned if the government is looking to stymie Grail and allow other cancer-screening tests to reach the market.

09 June 2022

Top French court confirms enforcer’s jurisdiction in abuse case

France’s top court has rejected Johnson & Johnson’s attempt to overturn a ruling that upheld the national competition authority’s decision to sanction the drugmaker’s subsidiary for delaying the entry of generic versions of a cancer treatment medication.

08 June 2022

FTC sues to block pair of hospital tie-ups

The Federal Trade Commission has unanimously voted to file separate lawsuits to block hospital mergers in New Jersey and Utah, alleging that they would lead to higher prices and reduced quality of care for patients.

06 June 2022

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