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Antitrust, Health Care Quality, And The Courts, Peter J. Hammer, William M. Sage Jan 2002

Antitrust, Health Care Quality, And The Courts, Peter J. Hammer, William M. Sage

Law Faculty Research Publications

Antitrust law represents the principal legal tool that the United States employs to police private markets, yet it often relegates quality and nonprice considerations to a secondary position. While antitrust law espouses the belief that vigorous competition will enhance quality as well as price, little evidence exists of the practical ability of courts to deliver on that promise. In this Article, Professors Hammer and Sage examine American health care as a vehicle for advancing understanding of the nexus among competition, quality, and antitrust law. The Article reports the results of a comprehensive empirical review of judicial opinions in health care ...


The Essential Facilities Doctrine Under United States Antitrust Law, Robert Pitofsky, Donna Patterson, Jonathan Hooks Jan 2002

The Essential Facilities Doctrine Under United States Antitrust Law, Robert Pitofsky, Donna Patterson, Jonathan Hooks

Georgetown Law Faculty Publications and Other Works

The issue of essential facilities has attracted renewed attention in Europe in recent years because of the controversy between IMS Health Inc. and NDC Health Corporation, two competitors in pharmaceutical data services in Germany . . . After an extensive investigation, the European Commission (EC) ordered that IMS grant access to the 1860 brick structure on commercially reasonable terms, and the EC decision is now on appeal in the Court of First Instance in Luxembourg. One issue that emerged in that litigation is whether a decision by European authorities to grant access to the alleged essential facility, especially one whose market power derived ...