On 15 November 2016, the European Commission (“the Commission”) opened its second report on Regulation (EC) No 1901/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12...08 December 2016
FTC Director Addresses Enforcement Efforts in the Healthcare Sector
In an informative speech at the recent Accountable Care Organizations Summit, Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Director of the Bureau of Competition Deborah Feinstein articulated her current thinking on many important issues for healthcare providers, including: Accountable Care Organizations, merger enforcement, remedies, and certain merger defenses. As other FTC officials have done, Feinstein rejected arguments that the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA’s) goals of containing costs and improving quality are in tension with antitrust enforcement. Instead she enumerated a number of important policy points for the healthcare industry.
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