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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In addition, the US Federal Trade Commission has granted early termination of the Hart Scott Rodino waiting period.
The transaction will be notified under the Hart Scott Rodino notification program, and will become effective only upon approval of the transaction by the US Federal Trade Commission.
Earlier this month the US Federal Trade Commission completed its review under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act, without objection to the proposed acquisition.
This follows approvals from the US Federal Trade Commission, European and other regulatory authorities.