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Monday, November 17, 2008

Reviving Competition in Healthcare Markets: The Use of Section 5 of the FTC Act

Posted by D. Daniel Sokol

Balto We have a copy of the Section 5 of the FTC Act testimony of David Balto, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress.

ABSTRACT: The Congress that enacted the FTC Act created Section 5 to enable the FTC to utilize its expertise to challenge practices that were not technical antitrust violations.  The FTC should begin to use those powers in a careful and prudent fashion, bringing enforcement actions that will bring significant benefits to consumers.  The FTC should start by addressing conduct involving PBMs, GPOs, and health insurers.

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