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February 06, 2023 - Healthcare, Litigation, Antitrust, United States

DOJ Signals Intent to Increase Antitrust Scrutiny of Information Sharing

On February 2, 2023, the Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Antitrust Division, Doha Mekki, announced that the DOJ was withdrawing three policy statements outlining safe harbors for information sharing in the healthcare industry, and suggested that DOJ’s increased scrutiny of information sharing will extend to other industries. Mekki explained that the DOJ was working with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to withdraw all three policy statements, each of which was jointly issued by the agencies, and they followed through with that promise on February 3, 2023.

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