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FTC to increase scrutiny over pharmacy agent fees

FTC to increase scrutiny over pharmacy agent fees

WASHINGTON — The Federal Trade Commission said it will ramp up enforcement against any illegal bribes and rebate schemes that block patients’ access to competing lower-cost drugs. The enforcement policy statement issued Friday puts drug companies and prescription drug middlemen on notice that paying rebates and fees to exclude competitors offering lower-cost drug alternatives can violate

Delhaize, Ahold agree to sell 86 stores

Delhaize, Ahold agree to sell 86 stores

BRUSSELS — Delhaize Group and Ahold NV said on Thursday that their United States subsidiaries have reached agreements with buyers to divest a total of 86 stores in a limited number of locations in which the companies’ U.S. subsidiaries both operate. These divestments are being made in connection with the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC’s) pending