The chair of the FTC has said that antitrust enforcement in the healthcare area is one of the agency’s top priorities. Analyzing potential antitrust issues early in the deal process can help minimize the risk that days, months, weeks or even years later a transaction will need to be unwound. Antitrust laws are very complex, and an analysis depends heavily on the facts and circumstances of a particular situation. Therefore, it is essential when contemplating, or entering into, a merger that an antitrust analysis be performed by qualified legal counsel.
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Steven M. Harris, Esq., is a nationally recognized healthcare attorney and a member of the law firm McDonald Hopkins, LLC. Contact him via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reprinted with permission from the American College of Rheumatology.