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Physician Non-Compete Agreements and Antitrust

Antitrust claims based on employee non-compete agreements generally fail because the plaintiff cannot establish antitrust standing. In the Eleventh Circuit, the test for antitrust standing requires the plaintiff show (1)...more

Third Circuit Remands Class Certification Ruling in Blood Reagents Price-Fixing Case

On Wednesday, April 8, 2015, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals vacated a district court’s order certifying a class of direct purchasers of blood reagents in a price-fixing suit against Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics Inc. In re...more

Supreme Court Delivers another Blow to State Action Antitrust Immunity

Today’s Supreme Court decision in North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners v. Federal Trade Commission is the second time in two years that the Court has spoken on the state action exemption to the federal antitrust...more

Supreme Court Rules NC Dentist Board Not Immune From Antitrust Scrutiny

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

Supreme Court Reviews Agency Comprised of Dental Professionals in State Action Case: Health Care Antitrust Cases to Watch in 2015

Federal and state courts are expected to rule on several nationally watched antitrust health care cases during the first half of 2015. As we enter into the first week of the New Year, Nexsen Pruet associate Rachel...more

North Carolina Dental Board Urges Reversal of FTC’s “Radical” Stance on State Action Immunity

North Carolina’s State Board of Dental Examiners has urged the U.S. Supreme Court to reject the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC’s) “radical departure” from decades of established precedent that offers state actors immunity...more

Health Care Antitrust & the Supreme Court – Interview with Bruce Sokler, Member, Mintz Levin  [Video]

Attorney Bruce Sokler, Chair of Mintz Levin's Antitrust Practice, discusses the Supreme Court’s first ever health care antitrust merger decision and its implications for the future. ...more

Un test sulle ipotesi delle proiezioni a medio-lungo termine della spesa farmaceutica

We use the same methodology, that Ecofin-Oecd apply for projecting expenditure in the medium-long term, to reconstruct expenditure in the medium-long past. It is possible to compare the effective expenditure with the...more

Supreme Court Unanimously Rejects Antitrust Immunity in Hospital Merger Case

What you need to know: The Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision siding with the FTC against a hospital merger in Georgia. What you need to do: Companies should conduct careful analysis before...more

Supreme Court Limits State Action Immunity In FTC v. Phoebe Putney Health System, Inc.

On Tuesday, the United States Supreme Court reined in the state action immunity doctrine, which exempts municipalities from scrutiny under the federal antitrust laws when they act pursuant to a “clearly articulated state...more

Supreme Court Hands FTC Victory on State Action Immunity

In a unanimous opinion, the U.S. Supreme Court this week tightened the standard for state action immunity under federal antitrust laws in a case involving a hospital merger. This decision arguably tightens the reins on the...more

Placing Limits on the State Action Doctrine, the Supreme Court Subjects Local Government Hospitals to Scrutiny under the Antitrust...

Recent major regulatory and technological developments have brought forth historic changes to the health care market. Health care providers have responded to these developments in several ways. One such mechanism, hospital...more

Supreme Court to Hear FTC Challenge to Anticompetitive Merger

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear the Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) appeal of an Eleventh Circuit ruling that a merger of two Georgia hospitals, Phoebe Putney Health System, Inc. (Phoebe) and Palmyra Park Hospital,...more

Supreme Court to Hear FTC Challenge to Georgia Hospital Merger

On June 25, the United States Supreme Court granted the Federal Trade Commission’s request that it review the 11th Circuit’s decision in Federal Trade Commission v. Phoebe Putney Health System. The case involves the FTC’s...more

Governance della spesa pharma e farmaci ad alto costo

Il qaudro nomativo e regolatorio italiano alla prova della governace dei farmaci innovativi ad alto costo. Serve bilanciare le esigenze di sostenibilità della spesa con la finalitò di rendere disponibili ai...more

Lo sviluppo delle copie economiche dei farmaci off-patent e il bottleneck della distribuzione al dettaglio

Lo sviluppo delle copie economiche dei farmaci off-patent e il bottleneck della distribuzione al dettaglio. Brevi riflessioni sull'Italia...more

Health Law Alert: Special Focus: Antitrust: The Noerr-Pennington Exemption: Freedom to Stifle Impending Competition - Maybe

Entry by a competitor into a highly concentrated market can benefit consumers by leading to lower prices, innovation, and increased competition. In the case of health care services, a new hospital or other type of provider...more

Le farmacie nel Diritto dell'Economia

Nel dibattito che accompagna i tentativi di riforma degli esercizi farmaceutici e della distribuzione del farmaco si continua, in maniera pretestuosa, a far riferimento a un presunto contrasto tra da un lato le indicazioni...more

Court Holds Certificate of Need Laws May Be Unconstitutional

The validity of certificate of need laws throughout the western United States is in question as a result of a decision issued August 22, 2011, by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. In a case initiated by a hospital in...more

Presentazione di Nicola C. Salerno (CeRM) a convegno annuale di Federfarma (Palazzo della Cooperazione, Roma)

Presentazione di Nicola C. Salerno (CeRM) a convegno annuale di Federfarma (Palazzo della Cooperazione, Roma)...more

Noerr-Pennington Immunizes Hospital From Antitrust Liability For Lobbying Campaign Against Competitor

The Noerr-Pennington doctrine, which protects the First Amendment right to petition the government, has traditionally been used to shield lobbying activity from antitrust liability, even when such activity’s intent is to...more

La manovra Aifa di taglio dei prezzi di rimborso sui farmaci off-patent di fascia "A" (Aprile 2011)

Si allega un breve commento alla recente decisione dell’Aifa di procedere al taglio dei prezzi di rimborso dei farmaci off-patent di fascia “A”. L’Aifa ha ottemperato a un dovere d’ufficio...more

Farmacie e Corti - scheda n. 1 (Fabio Pammolli & Nicola C. Salerno)

Qualche giorno fa è stata resa nota una Ordinanza della Corte di Giustizia Europea di cui, ancora una volta, si tenta di fornire una lettura distorta e lobbysta. Il tema è la pianta organica delle...more

Farmacie e Corti - scheda n. 2 (Fabio Pammolli & Nicola C. Salerno)

Qualche giorno fa è stata resa nota una Ordinanza della Corte di Giustizia Europea di cui si tenta di fornire una lettura distorta e lobbysta. Il tema è la pianta organica delle farmacie. Le due schede...more

Federalismo e perequazione infrastrutturale: un commento allo schema di dcereto predisposto dal Governo (Nicola C. Salerno)

In tema di riforma federalista in Italia, allego un mio brevissimo commento allo schema di decreto sulla perequazione infrastrutturale,predisposto dal Governo Mettere in evidenza criticità e incompletezze serve a...more

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