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A federal court has temporarily enjoined the Texas Medical Board (TMB) from implementing and enforcing a rule restricting the practice of telemedicine pending resolution of an antitrust lawsuit filed by Teladoc, Inc. The...more
The Federal District Court of the Western District of Texas has ruled against the Texas Medical Board and granted TelaDoc’s Motion for a Preliminary Injunction prohibiting the Texas Medical Board from enforcing new rules...more
A Texas Medical Board rule requiring a physician to conduct an in-person evaluation before prescribing certain drugs will not go into effect today, June 3, as originally planned. A federal court granted a preliminary...more
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit’s opinion (issued May 22, 2015 with a public, redacted version available May 28, 2015), affirming the district court’s grant of a preliminary injunction in State of New York v....more
On April 17, 2015, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) entered into a settlement with Cardinal Health, Inc. (Cardinal) to resolve allegations that Cardinal, the largest and in certain areas the sole operator of...more
On April 13, 2015 the Second Circuit (Hon. Walker, Raggi, Droney) heard oral argument in People of the State of New York v. Actavis PLC.
This case began in September 2014, when the New York Attorney General’s Office...more
A recent case out of the Louisiana Court of Appeal reminds us that some states will enforce physician non-compete agreements, even in the absence of a clear protectable interest and even where such enforcement threatens harm...more
This is the third in a six-part series discussing the Federal Trade Commission's challenges to provider mergers. Following the initial Introduction and Background (Part 1), the series discusses The Need for Early Legal Advice...more
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit affirmed an Idaho federal district court’s decision ordering the divestiture of a physician practice group that had been acquired by a competing health system. The case, which...more
In a 6-3 decision, the Supreme Court ruled that state professional boards comprised of active market participants are not immune from antitrust laws even though the boards are formally designated as a state agency, unless the...more
The Ninth Circuit last week held that St. Luke’s Health System’s purchase of a physician practice group violated federal antitrust laws. In doing so, it upheld a district court’s order that the merger be dissolved.
Last week, we briefly reported on the injunction granted by the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York in the New York Attorney General’s “product hopping” suit against Actavis and its subsidiary, Forest...more
In this Issue:
- AB 1000 and Corporate Practice in California: More than Meets the Eye—or Less?
- Loose Lips Sink Ships and Careless E-mails Torpedo a Transaction
- New Faces
- Points from the...more
Hospitals, laboratories, and other health care providers that rely on referrals from other health professionals may encounter situations where competitors have entered into arrangements with physicians or other referral...more
The UK Competition Commission (the CC) has provisionally found that there are anti-competitive features in the supply or acquisition of privately-funded health care services, which give rise to adverse effects on competition....more
On November 16, 2012, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that the FTC and Pennsylvania Attorney General (AG) will jointly file a complaint in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania next week...more
In Baptist Hospital, Inc. v. Baker, No. 11-5236, 2012 WL 1150211 (Fla. 1st DCA Apr. 9, 2012), the First District Court of Appeal reversed the trial court’s decision to certify a class of individuals challenging liens imposed...more
Rockford Hospitals Abandon Merger After Preliminary Injunction Order
The proposed acquisition by OSF Healthcare System (OSF) of Rockford Health System (Rockford) is abandoned after the United States District Court for...more
Two recent lawsuits allege that Blue Cross and Blue Shield entities in North Carolina and Alabama have violated federal and state antitrust laws by engaging in concerted action with other Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) plans...more
The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois granted the request for a preliminary injunction by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), pending a full administrative trial before an FTC Administrative Law Judge...more
In 1989, the Antitrust Division of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) successfully challenged a proposed merger between Rockford Health System (Rockford) and SwedishAmerican Health System (SwedishAmerican), two of...more
Originally Published in Competition Law360.
Decisions to grant or terminate a doctor’s privileges to practice medicine at a particular hospital are often made through a peer review process by a hospital and its staff...more
Medical device cases are being filed with increasing frequency at the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) to combat infringing imports. In particular, owners of intellectual property rights on medical devices regularly...more
The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio granted the request for a preliminary injunction by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), pending a full administrative trial on the merits of ProMedica Health System...more
The drug maker Mylan Inc. has agreed to settle a lawsuit brought against it by both the U.S. government and the State of Texas. The suit alleges that Mylan artificially inflated prescription drug prices, causing Medicaid to...more
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