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Is an Efficiency Defense Viable After the Ninth Circuit’s Decision in FTC v. St. Luke’s?

Promoting competition among health care providers remains a top priority for the Federal Trade Commission and it is expected that the FTC will continue to challenge mergers in the health care industry.  For a recent analysis of the FTC’s successful challenge to the St. Luke’s-Saltzer merger check out our article FTC v. St. Luke’s: Is the Efficiencies Defense Dead or Alive?” in the April edition (Volume 2) of Competition Policy International's Antitrust Chronicle.