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Ftc Idoj Hearings on Health Care and Competition Law and Policy February 28, 2003

By: Stuart H. Altman

...Good morning. My name is Stuart H. Altman. I am the Sol C. Chaikin Pofessor of National Health Policy at the Heiier School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University. I very much appreciate the opportunity to discuss with you my views concerning why this country has recently witnessed the largest increases in health care costs in more than a decade. Per...

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Speakers and Panelists

...____ Dr. Craig Andrews is a Professor of Marketing at Marquette University and holds the Charles H. Kellstadt Chair in Marketing. He is the current e... ... the American Marketing Association’s Journal of Public Policy & Marketing and a past chair of its Marketing & Society special interest group. From 1... ...Trade Commission. Since then, he has been a consultant with the FTC, FDA, and several state attorney general offices. Dr. Andrews also has written e...

...Dr. Craig Andrews is a Professor of Marketing at Marquette University and holds the Charles H. Kellstadt Chair in Marketing. He is the current editor of the American Marketing Association?s Journal of Public Policy & Marketing and a past chair of its Marketing & Society special interest group. ...

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Ftc/Doj Hearings on Health Care and Competition Law and Policy

By: Stuart H. Altman

...FTC/DOJ Hearings on Health Care and Competition Law and Policy Testimony of Stuart H. Altman, Ph.D. Sol C. ... ...or of National Health Care Policy Heller Graduate School for Social Policy and Management Brandeis University February 28, 2003 Hospital Payment-to-... ...l Outpatient Physician Prescription Drug Percentage Change Chart 2: In MA and Boston, Hospital Bed Capacity Reduction Deeper Than National Average -...

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Re: Generic Drug Study - Ftc File No. V000014

By: Ronald S. Altbach

...Ladies and Gentlemen: As counsel for Geneva Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Geneva), I respectfully submit the following comments to the draft information requests published by the Commission in connection with its proposed Generic Drug Stud...

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Information Asymmetry and Thwarting Spam

By: Marshall Van Alstyne

...d Thwarting Spam Thede Loder University Of Michigan Electrical Engineering and Computer Science tloder@umich.edu Marshall Van Alstyne University of Mi... ...nts better o than even an idealized or \perfect" lter that costs nothing and makes no mistakes. Our mechanism also accounts for individual dif- fere... ...mechanism also accounts for individual dif- ferences in opportunity costs, and allows for bi-directional wealth transfers while facilitating both send... ...e ratio of email to such an extent that it has become an issue of national importance. Legislative and technological solutions continue to be the prim... ...lue messages, and would be re ected in Figure 1 by moving cs to the right. Importantly, however, total value of communicating is the sum of sender and... ...vs cr + vr cs) 2 (9) Equation 9 is not always true, but it is for some important situations. In particular, this is true when the sender value is ...

...ot. In certain cases, though not all, we can show this approach leaves recipients better o than even an idealized or \perfect lter that costs nothing and makes no mistakes. Our mechanism also accounts for individual differences in opportunity costs, and allows for bi-directional wealth transfers while facilitating both sender signaling and recipient screening......

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I Am Writing to Respond to an Article in Today's

By: Kathy L. Allison

...stry. I am definitely in favor of this proposal. i only work part time now and am amazed at the number of telemarketing calls I receive throughout ... ...s, as welt as evening. The ones that really irritate me are those between 5 and 7 p.m. I consider this the dinner hour and I thchght no calls were t... ...these people but try to be polite, telring them to mail me some information and then 1'11 give it some thought. That usually cuts the conversation s...

...please, .please, put my name at the top of the list of the Do Not Call registry. I am definitely in favor of this proposal. i only work part time now and am amazed at the number of telemarketing calls I receive throughout the morning hours, as welt as evening. The ones that really irritate me are those between 5 and 7 p.m. I consider this the dinner hour and I thought no c...

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Federal Trade Commission Workshop on Rfid

By: William Allen

...Federal Trade Commission Workshop on RFID Current and Anticipated Uses of RFID Technology William Allen Texas Instruments, ... ...years ago – Surpassed 300 million tag milestone – We focus on passive tags and reader products sold through distributors and integrators – Active par... ... bodies, ISO/IEC, ANSI, now EPCglobal – Awards for engineering, marketing and innovation TI-RFid Application Milestones • 100 million keys...

...circuit, Nobel prize winner -- TI-RFid established as a business unit 15 years ago -- Surpassed 300 million tag milestone -- We focus on passive tags and reader products sold through distributors and integrators -- Active participant in standards bodies, ISO/IEC, ANSI, now EPC global -- Awards for engineering, marketing and innovation......

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Joint Ftc/Doj Hearings on Health Care Competition Law and Policy

By: Sharon Allen

...1 Joint FTC/DOJ Hearings on Health Care Competition Law and Policy Sharon Allen, President Sharon Allen, President Arkansas Blue Cr... ...Policy Sharon Allen, President Sharon Allen, President Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield April 25, 2003 2 Arkan... ... Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield April 25, 2003 2 Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield A Full Line Health Plan / Insurance Carrier • Founded in 19...

...Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield A Full Line Health Plan / Insurance Carrier: Founded in 1948 -- Not for profit mutual insurance company -- Tax payer (state and federal) -- Large employer -- 2200 employees -- 7 regional full service offices -...

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Re: Advisory Committee on Online Access and Security -- Nomination, P004807

By: Paul A. Allen

...Dear Mr. Secretary: I am Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Visa U.S.A. (visa).' On behalf of Visa, I respectfully request that Russell W. Schrader, Senior Vice President and Assistant General Counsel of Visa, be considered by the Federal Trade Commission (the Commiss...

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Made in the U.S.A. Policy

By: Patli Allen
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Federal Trade Commission

By: Timothy J. Muris

... DECEPTION IN WEIGHT-LOSS ADVERTISING WORKSHOP: Seizing Opportunities and Building Partnerships to Stop Weight-Loss Fraud A Federal Trade Commi... ...rade Commission. The views expressed in this report are those of the staff and do not necessarily represent the views of the Federal Trade Commissi... ...weight, so we have to rely on responsible behavior – including eating right and being physically active. The Surgeon General’ s Call to Action to P... ... overall health and lead to longer, healthier lives. The media can play an important role in educating consumers by providing accurate information ... ...ms frequently found in misleading weight loss ads. Advertising can play an important role in providing consumers with the information they need to ... ... could assist with self-regulation. Such industry-based efforts will be an important component in curbing problematic ads. Finally, the third panel ... ...ion (4 to 6 weeks). Moreover, the differences between the treatment and the controls are extremely small. 151 Under these circumstances, it is und...

...fortunately, there is no miracle pill that can help Americans lose excess weight, so we have to rely on responsible behavior ? including eating right and being physically active. The Surgeon General?s Call to Action to Prevent and Decrease Overweight and Obesity, released in December 2001, called upon almost every segment of the public and private sectors to work together ...

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Federal Trade Commission

By: Timothy J. Muris

... 18 19 Federal Trade Commission 20 6th an... ... 5 6 Remarks: Cliff Stearns, Chairman, U.S. 7 House of Representatives Subcommittee 8 on Commerce, Trade an... ... 8 on Commerce, Trade and Consumer 9 Protection 10 10 11 Overview: Legal an... ...8 same issues. Chairman Stearns was kind enough to invite 19 us to testify. I commend him for his leadership on 20 these im... ...4 travel sites. 15 I want to compliment the Chairman and Ted Cruz 16 for what they're doing. I think this is very im... ... 17 and is sort of a harbinger of things we should be doing 18 in this nation and you are taking the lead in a very 19 im... ...alifornia wineries and affiliated businesses that 19 produce 80 percent of the wines made in America and 93 20 percent of our ex... ...rt. They know that they're 18 offering quality education in their local districts. Up 19 until now, they have had no way to ex... ...9 left to the states, although the interesting thing is 10 that as education becomes something that can be imported 11 and ex...

...MR. CRUZ: Good morning, and thank you, everyone, for coming. I'm Ted Cruz, I'm the Director of Policy Planning here at the FTC. I'm very glad to see everyone here today for this public workshop on possible barriers to e-commerce. Without further ado...

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Federal Trade Commission

By: Timothy J. Muris

... Federal Trade Commission 10 6th Street and Pennsylvania 11 Ave., NW 12 ... ...u're 8 interested in pre ordering a sandwich, you can fill out 9 that form and pass it to the end of the room, find me or 10 some other staff and hand... ...the end of the room, find me or 10 some other staff and hand us that form, and we'll make 11 sure that you have a pre ordered sandwich. 12 Als... ...cause information security 12 has become not just a business issue, but an important 13 consumer issue as well. 14 Computers are black boxes f... ...formation, whether that information was 23 originated online or off, is an important consumer 24 7 For The Record, Inc. Waldorf, Maryland (301)870-80... ...lace. Last month I sent a 11 memorandum to all of our staff stressing the importance 12 of information security to the Commission's mission and 13 la... ...and it also means 19 that having parents know about safety and parental 20 controls is becoming more and more important all the 21 time. 22 Th... ...8025 individuals. We really led the fight during the '90s to liberalize 1 export controls on American encryption 2 products. For the last two years,... ...dividuals. We really led the fight during the '90s to liberalize 1 export controls on American encryption 2 products. For the last two years, we've ...

...ckets you'll find order forms for sandwiches from the cafeteria upstairs. If you're interested in pre ordering a sandwich, you can fill out that form and pass it to the end of the room, find me or some other staff and hand us that form, and we'll make sure that you have a pre ordered sandwich....

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Everything Old Is New Again : Health Care and Competition in the 21St Century

By: Timothy J. Muris

... Everything Old is New Again: Health Care and Competition in the 21st Century Prepared Remarks of... ... 5 Rockford Memorial Corporation, 6 Marrese, 7 Sanjuan, 8 Marshfield Clinic, 9 and In re Brand Name Prescription Drugs Antitrust Litigation. 10... ...titrust Litigation. 10 Chicago is also an appropriate place to discuss antitrust and the professions because it is the home to professional organ... ...ers. Each of these professions and professional organizations has been involved in important antitrust cases – some initiated by the Commission and ... ...nst these organizations transformed the market for professional services and played important roles in the ... ... several subjects, including the nature of the current health care marketplace, the importance of competition in health care, the kinds of anticompe...

...-- 2 Hospital Corporation of America -- 3 Schachar -- 4 Wilk -- 5 Rockford Memorial Corporation -- 6 Marrese -- 7 Sanjuan -- 8 Marshfield Clinic -- 9 and In re Brand Name Prescription Drugs Antitrust Litigation.10......

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Dear Chairman Muris and Assistant Attorney General James : This Letter Is Written on Behalf of the Section of Antitrust Law of the American Bar Association (The Section)

By: Timothy J. Muris

...Dear Chairman Muris and Assistant Attorney General James: This letter is written on behalf of the Section of Antitrust Law of the American Bar Association (the Section). The Section's views are presented on behalf of the Section and have not bee...

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Consumer Fraud in the United States : An Ftc Survey

By: Timothy J. Muris

... the United States: An FTC Survey Staff Report of the Bureaus of Economics and Consumer Protection Federal Trade Commission Keith B. Anderson August... ...ade Commission. The views expressed in this report are those of the author and do not necessarily ref ect the views of the Federal Trade Commission... ...Swindle did not participate in this matter. ii iii Acknowledgments John Yun and Hajime Hadeishi made major contributions to the econometric analyses ... ...lems is most common and their overall frequency. Our goal is to answer two important questions: First, how many consumers are victims of these fra... ... the estimates of the number of victims and the number of incidents – it is important to keep in mind that some participants may not be aware that t... ...n the basis of the estimated number of victims of each type of fraud, it is important to note that some of the apparent differences between the numb... ...ictims, we would use the more complex probit regression methodology – which controls for the effects of other factors – to determine which factor ha...

...Acknowledgments John Yun and Hajime Hadeishi made major contributions to the econometric analyses in Chapters 4 and 5 respectively. Without their hard work and expert advice, the study would not be what it is. James Lacko, Jesse Leary, Alan Mathios, ...

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Alcohol Marketing and Advertising a Report to Congress

By: Timothy J. Muris

...ssistants Dawne E. Holz, Bureau of Consumer Protection, Office of Consumer and Business Education Michelle T. Meade, Law Clerk, Bureau of Consumer Pro... ...on of Advertising Practices Executive Summary The Conferees of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees directed the Federal Trade Commission ... ...y the impact on underage consumers of ads for new flavored malt beverages, and whether the beverage alcohol industry has implemented the recommendatio... .... The Commission continues to believe that third-party review provides an important measure of credibility to self-regulation and encourages all comp... ...dard that at least 50% of the relevant ii media audience be adults. More importantly, the industry now has committed to adhere to a 70% placement st... ...s, the government, and the alcohol industry have all recognized that it is important to reduce underage drinking in order to lessen drinking-related h...

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Annual Report of the Federal Trade Commission for the Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 1923

By: Victor Murdock

.... II CONTENTS. Page. Summary 1 Administrative division 19 Appropriations and expenditures 21 Personnel 26 Applications for complaints and formal com... ...act 47 Summary of proceedings under the Clayton Act 47 Proceedings pending and disposed of 48 Chief examiner 48 Trade p... ... 48 Trade practice submittals 52 Economic division 61 Methods and operations of the grain exporters 62 Foreign ownership in the petroleum... ...ice submittals 52 Economic division 61 Methods and operations of the grain exporters 62 Foreign ownership in the petroleum industry 65 Coal 67 Investm... ...t of Commerce 79 Department of Justice 79 United States Coal Commission 79 Export trade division 80 Provisions of the export trade act 80 Operation un... ...rade division 80 Provisions of the export trade act 80 Operation under the export trade act 81 Concerns filing papers in connection with the export tr... ... been subject to review by the courts in relatively few cases, a number of important decisions have been rendered which have materially affected the c... ...ed its preliminary report on investment and profit in soft-coal mining, an important report but not entirely complete because of the handicap of an in... ...er of complaints filed by foreign concerns against. American exporters and importers. During the year 114 such complaints were handled, 35 were finall...

...ANNUAL REPORT OF THE FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION, FISCAL YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 1923. SUMMARY. To the Senate and House Of Representatives: The Federal Trade Commission herewith submits to the Congress its annual report for the fiscal year July 1, 1922, to June 30, 1923. The commission, which was created by act of Congress approved S...

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Annual Report of the Federal Trade Commission for the Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 1920

By: Victor Murdock

...ministrative Division 9 Quarters 13 Personnel 13 Appropriations and expenditures 18 Publications Issued 23 Economic Division 25 Coal ... ...on textiles 29 Paper 30 Petroleum 30 Farm machinery 31 Leather and shoes 32 Grain trade 33 Lumber 34 Flour 35 Animal feeds 36 ... ...al Division 43 Trade practice submittal 43 Gratz decision 47 Coal and steel cases 48 Commercial bribery 52 Procedure of the Commission ... ...2 Procedure of the Commission 54 Methods of competition condemned 56 Export Trade Division 63 Summary of the export trade act 65 Statement... ...sion 63 Summary of the export trade act 65 Statements to be filed by export associations 66 Associations which have filed papers during the f... ...d papers during the fiscal year 67 Extraterritorial Jurisdiction of the export trade act 68 Cooperation with other Government departments 69 ... ...lf of practices in trade, as viewed by trade itself, is also given . Other important actions of the Commission in controverted trade practices are set... ...es of newsprint paper were being observed by paper manufacturers. The most important inquiries made on the initiative of the Commission related to the... ...c Division, they were nevertheless, in one sense, the most significant and important of all its activities. It is of vital concern to the Government ...

...ANNUAL REPORT, FISCAL YEAR 1919-1920. SUMMARY. WASHINGTON, September 16, 1920. To the Senate and House of Representatives: In compliance with the statute the Federal Trade Commission herewith submits to the Congress its annual report for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1920. During the year, John Franklin Fort, of New...

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Stipulated Modification to Order for Permanent Injunction and Other Equitable Relief against Slim Down Solution, Llc, Slim Down Solution, Inc., S.S.T. Management, Inc., The Kara Group, Llc, Ronald Ai, Arcon, And Kathleen Alarcon

By: Karen Muoio

...Plaintiff, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC or 'Commission) filed a complaint for permanent injunction and other relief against defendants Slim Down Solution, LLC, Slim Down Solution, Inc., S.S.T. Managenlent, Inc., The KARA Group, LLC, Ronald Alarcon, Kathleen Alarcon, Maderia Management, Inc., Polyglucosamine, Ltd.. and Step...

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Re: Unipac Service Corporation's Comments on the Proposed Regulations Concerning the Privacy of Consumer Financial Information (Gramm-Leach-Biley Act Privacy Rule, 16 Cfr Part 3 13)

By: William J. Munn

...d be improved or clarified. As a third-party servicer engaged in the servicing of loans made under the Federal Family Education Loan Program (FFELP), and private label loans made for attendance at institutions of higher education, our comments are specifically directed toward student loan servicing....

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