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2016 Mid-Year Global Cartel Enforcement Report

by Morgan Lewis on

Cartel enforcement activity promises to remain busy In the coming months and into 2017 Cartel enforcement remains a priority for competition authorities around the world. Global cartel fines totaled more than $6...more

Four Takeaways from the ABA Antitrust Section’s 2015 Spring Meeting

by Proskauer Rose LLP on

This year's 63rd ABA Section of Antitrust Law Spring Meeting featured extensive remarks from antitrust regulators forewarning of more vigorous antitrust enforcement in 2015. The Proskauer antitrust team was on the ground and...more

Update on the DOJ's Criminal Investigation into Generic Pharmaceuticals

The Department of Justice Antitrust Division's (DOJ's) investigation into the generic pharmaceutical industry may be expanding. On March 15, 2015, a third generic manufacturer disclosed that it received a subpoena from the...more

OIG Releases New Proposals on Anti-kickback Statute Safe Harbors, Exceptions to the CMP Law and the Gainsharing Prohibition

On October 3, 2014, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) published a long-awaited proposed rule for implementing amendments to safe harbors under the Anti-kickback Statute and...more

Insurance Antitrust Legal News - July 2014 • Volume 3, Number 4

by Dickinson Wright on

In This Issue: - COURT DENIES BLUES’ MOTION TO DISMISS IN RE BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD ANTITRUST LITIGATION (MDL 2406): On June 18, United States District Court Judge David Proctor (Northern District of Alabama)...more

"Health Care and Life Sciences: Affordable Care Act Rollout to Impact M&A and Enforcement Activity"

Health care and life sciences companies face a variety of issues in 2014, including further difficulties with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) rollout because of legal and logistical challenges, the potential dampening of...more

Illegal Commission Arrangements: Appeals Court Reinstates Jury's Verdict Against Pharmacy Executive

by BakerHostetler on

In United States v. Vernon, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals reversed an Alabama district court's judgment of acquittal following a jury's guilty verdict against a pharmacy executive charged with anti-kickback statute...more

When Will They Learn? Doctors Continue to Face Antitrust Charges for Jointly Negotiating Contracts without Clinical or Financial...

by BakerHostetler on

Legitimate joint marketing and selling arrangements have the potential to produce efficiencies. This is particularly so, for example, where the arrangement enables the participants to make or market products that they could...more

2011—The Year In Review: Trends in Health Care Enforcement The First in a Continuing Series

Since President Obama formed the Health Care Fraud Prevention and Enforcement Action Team (“HEAT”) in May 2009, combating health care fraud has been a federal “cabinet-level priority.” ...more

Health Headlines - May 16, 2011

by King & Spalding on

In This Issue: - FTC Bars Texas Physician Group From Joint Price Negotiations - Blue Cross Announces Intention To Participate In Florida Medicaid Program - Court Issues Significant Guidance Concerning When...more

Antitrust: Commission confirms unannounced inspections in pharmaceutical sector

by Peter Kugel on

On 30 November 2010, European Commission officials carried out unannounced inspections at the premises of a number of pharmaceutical companies in several Member States. Reason was the Commission's suspicion that they may have...more

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