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Sidley Austin LLP global pricing newsletter - volume three 2014

  • Sidley Austin LLP
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  • Brazil, Canada, China, European Union, France, Germany, India, United Kingdom, USA
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  • April 15 2014

On October 21, 2013, Brazil’s National Agency of Supplemental Health enacted Normative Resolution 388, which mandated that all private healthcare

Court dismisses challenge to prescription drug copayment coupon program

  • Hunton & Williams LLP
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  • USA
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  • June 6 2013

On June 3, 2013, the US District Court for the Southern District of New York dismissed a putative class action alleging that a prescription drug

2013 antitrust developments for insurance companies

  • DLA Piper LLP
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  • USA
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  • February 13 2014

Insurers and reinsurers are often involved in collective action, either in co-ventures or by government edict. At the same time, any collaboration

State AGs in the news

  • Dickstein Shapiro LLP
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  • USA
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  • August 28 2014

Following multiple state and federal investigations, the U.S. Department of Justice and the AGs ofCalifornia, Delaware, Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland

Provider competition matterseven for “reference pricing”

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
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  • USA
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  • October 9 2014

In a recent blog post, three Federal Trade Commission (FTC) economists splashed some cold water on advocates of “reference pricing” that seem to

Department of Justice reaches settlement in first traditional Section 2 case since 1999

  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
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  • USA
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  • March 2 2011

On February 25, 2011, the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that it settled an antitrust enforcement action against United Regional Health Care System of Wichita Falls, Texas (United Regional) in which the agency alleged that United Regional had monopolized one or more markets for hospital services by entering into agreements with health insurers not to do business with United Regional's competitors

Health insurers’ motion to treble damages against pharmaceutical companies in antitrust case is granted

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
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  • USA
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  • February 7 2008

On June 1, 2005, after a jury trial lasting over three weeks, a jury found for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (“BCBS-MA”), Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota (“BCBS-MN”), Federated Mutual Insurance Company (“Federated”), and Health Care Service Corporation (“HCSC”) (collectively “Plaintiffs”) against Mylan Laboratories Inc. and Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc., Cambrex Corporation, and Gyma Laboratories (“Defendants”) on state law claims agreement in unreasonable restraint of trade; conspiracy in unreasonable restraint of trade; monopolization; and attempted monopolization in the Lorazepam active pharmaceutical ingredient (“API”) market, Lorazepam tablet market and in the Clorazepate API and tablet markets

Stakes raised in Blue Cross of Michigan “most favored nation” clause antitrust dispute as Aaetna jumps in as an antitrust plaintiff

  • Williams Mullen
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  • USA
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  • January 3 2012

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan has been in litigation with the Department of Justice Antitrust Division for more than a year over BCM’s use of “most favored nation” clauses in its contracts with health care providers

New York radiology practice sues health care benefits administration firm contracted with major health care insurers alleging antitrust violations

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
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  • USA
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  • June 27 2008

A New York based radiology practice (the “Plaintiff”) filed an action in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York against a benefits administration firm, CareCore National, LLC, that provides services for insurers including Aetna, GHI, HIP, Healthnet, Healthfirst, and Oxford

FTC continues crackdown on unlawful collective fee negotiations

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
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  • USA
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  • June 25 2009

The Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) aggressive enforcement of the antitrust laws regarding collective fee negotiations continued this month when the FTC sued a California independent practice association (IPA) for allegedly fixing the prices charged to healthcare insurers