Federal Trade Commission

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Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

an agency in the executive branch of the U.S. federal government created to promote trade and to prevent practices that restrain free enterprise and competition. In the area of health care the commission successfully challenged the American Medical Association's ban on physician advertising. The FTC held that competition among physicians and the free choice of the consumer were impaired by the antiadvertising policy.
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Diageo announces that it has received regulatory approval from the US Federal Trade Commission to finalize the sale of its Malibu business to Allied Domecq.
Allied Domecq PLC ("Allied Domecq"), the global spirits and wine group, today announces that regulatory approval from the US Federal Trade Commission for its acquisition of Malibu has been received.
The shareholders of IntraTherapeutics and the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) have both approved the acquisition, which will expand Sulzer Medica's vascular business activities into the fast growing peripheral stent market.