StrategyFTC Chief Gears Up for a Showdown With Private Equity
Over the past three years, regulators have signaled they would apply more scrutiny to private equity acquisitions in healthcare.
StrategyFTC Cracks Down on M&A, Blocks John Muir Health's Deal With Tenet
The move comes after the agency indicated it may intervene in more acquisitions going forward.
MarketingThese Appalachia Hospitals Made Big Promises to Gain a Monopoly. They're Failing to Deliver.
Ballad has not met many of the quality benchmarks nor provided much of the charity.
StrategyWho Polices Hospitals Merging Across Markets? States Give Different Answers
For 50 years, federal regulators have not stepped in to prevent hospitals from merging with systems in other markets.
TelehealthFTC, Surescripts Settle Illegal Monopoly Complaint
The settlement comes after a federal court determined that Surescripts holds a 95% 'supershare' for e-prescribing services.
TelehealthFTC, HHS, Warn of HIPAA Risks from Online Tracking Tech
Letters to providers highlight concerns stemming from use of technologies that may share a user's sensitive health data.
StrategyFTC Withdraws 2 Healthcare Antitrust Policy Statements
The decision 'is the best course of action for promoting fair competition in healthcare markets,' according to the FTC.
StrategyDOJ, FTC Propose Updated Merger Review Requirements
The changes could impact M&A transactions in healthcare and would require more information regarding proposed transactions.
PharmaThe Biotech Edge: How Executives and Well-Connected Investors Make Exquisitely Timed Trades in Healthcare Stocks
One executive bought shares in a corporate partner just before a sale, and an investor traded options right before a...
StrategyFTC Opposes North Carolina Bill, Says It Will Shield Health System from Antitrust Enforcement
'The FTC is concerned about the increasing use of state legislation to exempt hospital consolidation that harms patients and workers...
StrategyBJC HealthCare, Saint Luke's Health Explore $10B Merger
The Missouri-based health systems hope to complete the deal by the end of the year.
PharmaA More Aggressive FTC Is Starting to Target Drug Mergers and Industry Middlemen
The suit marks the first time since 2009 that the FTC has tried to block a drug company merger.