October 22, 2014

Family Dollar Stores announced that it has certified substantial compliance with both the Federal Trade Commission’s second request regarding the acquisition by Dollar Tree, as well as the second request regarding Dollar General's bid for the company. 

 

October 13, 2014

Dollar General on Friday reported that, as expected, it has received a request for additional information from the Federal Trade Commission relating to Dollar General's proposed acquisition of Family Dollar Stores.

September 9, 2014

Dollar Tree and Family Dollar stores received a second request for information from the Federal Trade Commission.

August 21, 2014

Citing antitrust concerns, Family Dollar Stores has rejected Dollar General’s proposal and reaffirmed its support of the merger agreement with Dollar Tree.

April 11, 2014

Safeway on Thursday announced the receipt of a request for additional information and documents from the Federal Trade Commission in connection with the FTC's review of the Safeway/Albertson's merger.

July 11, 2013

Actavis and Warner Chilcott announced that they have each received a request for additional information from the Federal Trade Commission in connection with Actavis' pending acquisition of Warner Chilcott.

May 28, 2013

A trade group representing the retail industry is requesting that a federal judge throw out a proposed settlement in an antitrust lawsuit over credit card swipe fees.

February 6, 2013

Republican and Democratic senators have re-introduced legislation that would ban patent settlements between branded and generic drug companies that critics allege violate antitrust laws, according to published reports.

January 29, 2013

In an effort to quell the significant sway creditors wield in dictating terms with retail vendors, the National Community Pharmacists Association, the National Grocers Association and the National Association of Convenience Stores on Monday submitted a joint brief to the Supreme Court as amici curiae in the case of American Express vs. Italian Colors Restaurant.

August 2, 2012

The National Community Pharmacists Association on Wednesday rejected a proposed settlement in relation to the antitrust lawsuit that NCPA and other parties have brought against several banks regarding alleged collusive practices, including swipe fees at exorbitant levels and limiting competition.

April 11, 2012

A federal judge in Pittsburgh will rule "later" on whether to block or allow a merger between pharmacy benefit managers Medco Health Solutions and Express Scripts, and is considering a request by two trade groups seeking to keep Medco's operations and assets separate from ESI while the lawsuit is pending, according to published reports.

February 10, 2012

With the clock ticking on the Express Scripts-Medco deal and amped up messaging coming out of the PBM lobby, NACDS vows to roll up its sleeves and make a fist.

January 12, 2012

CVS Caremark announced on Thursday that the Federal Trade Commission has concluded its investigation into the company’s business practices.

September 6, 2011

The proposed merger between pharmacy benefit managers Express Scripts and Medco Health Solutions hit a speed bump Friday as the Federal Trade Commission requested additional information, indicating that the agency has raised antitrust concerns.

June 14, 2011

One week after the Senate failed to pass an amendment that would have delayed swipe-fee reform for an additional 12 months, the Department of Justice Antitrust Division reportedly is addressing anticompetitive practices related to credit cards.

November 16, 2010

Energizer Holdings has obtained U.S. antitrust clearance for the acquisition of American Safety Razor....

June 8, 2010

An industry group representing the nation's independent pharmacies has submitted recommendations to a senatorial committee...