LAWS 350 - Health Care Antitrust
 
(3 cr.) Healthcare Antitrust deals with the application of antitrust laws in the healthcare setting. It examines antitrust economics, the basic antitrust offenses and defenses, and applies these to the healthcare market, including branded and generic prescription drugs. We will discuss antitrust restrictions on hospital mergers, on the formation of physician groups, joint ventures, drug marketing, professional organizations' activities, and managed care, It is not necessary to have taken basic antitrust in advance of taking this course. The beginning of the course will be a review of the major US antitrust statutes and concepts, but after that the emphasis will be on new healthcare cases, and healthcare-specific issues affecting the healthcare industry, particularly its regulation by the US Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission, as well as joint US and EU enforcement activities.
 
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