On 4 December 2013 the Italian Competition Authority (ICA) opened an investigation into one of the Italian largest joint purchasing groups, Centrale Italiana....more
Many organizations continue to face challenges with the technology and integration of some of the more complex interpretations.
On August 1, the U.S. Sunshine Act and its data collection obligations took effect....more
In a recent ruling involving a joint purchase agreement, the Alberta Court of Appeal held that an agreement between competitors in the oil and gas industry to exclusively use one supplier over another did not constitute an...more
Originally published in the Health Care Fraud Report, 17 HFRA 219, on 03/06/2013.
The final rule (the ‘‘Final Rule’’) implementing the Physician Payments Sunshine Act (‘‘Sunshine Act’’), published in the Federal...more
In the view of the FTC and the Justice Department, competing health care providers can contract jointly with third-party payers only if the providers integrate clinically (or financially) so that gains in efficiency and...more
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
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