The split of competences between the European Union (“EU”) and its Member States has been a point of friction in the setting out of the future European rules on unmanned...14 November 2016
District Court blocks hospital acquisition of a physician practice, concluding that anticompetitive effects outweigh potential quality and efficiency gains from consolidation
In the first ever FTC-litigated challenge to a hospital system’s acquisition of a physician group, the U.S. District Court for Idaho ruled in favor of the plaintiffs (the FTC, Idaho Attorney General, and St. Alphonsus, a competing hospital system). The plaintiffs challenged St. Luke’s Health System’s acquisition of the Saltzer Medical Group, a 41-physician multi-specialty group, including 16 adult primary care physicians located in Nampa, Idaho. Among the key issues in the litigation were: geographic market definition, the likely impact on reimbursement rates, and whether the acquisition would enable a more integrated healthcare delivery system that would improve healthcare quality and efficiency.
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On 26 September 2016, a new EU-US collaboration between the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) was announced. This new collaboration is ...06 October 2016
On 20 September 2016, the European Commission fined Altstoff Recycling Austria (“ARA”) under Article 102 TFEU for abusing its dominant position in the Austrian waste management...28 September 2016