Health Care and Life Sciences

Antitrust and Competition Policy in the Health Care Industry

Antitrust and Competition Policy in the Health Care Industry

NERA's experience in health care antitrust goes beyond the realm of hospitals, health insurers, physicians, and pharmaceutical companies. NERA economists have also been retained to analyze a variety of medical products and industries, such as home health care and ambulance services. Our health care economics practice predates the recent burst of activity in the field by over a decade, and our experience in providing analysis and expert testimony on competitive effects, alleged price fixing, price discrimination, and other antitrust issues is a cornerstone of our practice.
 
NERA economists advise clients on issues related to market definition, entry conditions, pricing conduct, exclusionary behavior, predation, and profitability. We participate in all stages of pre-transaction counseling and analysis of antitrust risks. We advise companies and their attorneys, as well as governments and regulators, on monopoly and market dominance/abuse of market power investigations throughout the world. NERA advises on issues related to allegations of foreclosure, tying, excessive pricing, refusals to deal, essential facilities, and predatory pricing. We also work on cases involving alleged anti-competitive agreements, including issues raised by claims of vertical restraints and the economic impact of franchising and cartel activity. We consult with clients at all phases of the Hart-Scott Rodino notification process, including making presentations to lawyers and economists at the DOJ and FTC.

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Dr. Phillip Beutel Chief Operating Officer White Plains, NY +1 914 448 4014 phil.beutel@nera.com
Dr. Sumanth Addanki Senior Vice President White Plains, NY +1 914 448 4060 sumanth.addanki@nera.com
Dr. Thomas McCarthy Senior Vice President
Health Care Practice Chair
Los Angeles +1 213 346 3005 thomas.mccarthy@nera.com
James Mellsop Director Auckland
Wellington
Sydney
+64 9 928 3290
+64 4 819 2550
+61 2 8864 6500
james.mellsop@nera.com
Todd Morrison Senior Vice President Washington, DC +1 202 466 9213 todd.morrison@nera.com
Dr. Ramsey Shehadeh Senior Vice President
Chair of NERA's Antitrust Practice
New York City +1 212 345 6089 ramsey.shehadeh@nera.com
Dr. Graeme Hunter Vice President
Co-Chair of NERA's White Collar Criminal Litigation, Investigations, and Compliance Practice
New York City +1 212 345 7724 graeme.hunter@nera.com
Dr. Christine Siegwarth Meyer Vice President White Plains, NY +1 914 448 4119 christine.meyer@nera.com
David Monk Vice President White Plains, NY +1 914 448 4001 david.monk@nera.com
Dr. Elizabeth Newlon Vice President Los Angeles +1 213 346 3019 elizabeth.newlon@nera.com
Title Type Author
A Profile of Professor Martin S. Gaynor (Director, FTC Bureau of Economics) Published Article By Dr. Subramaniam (Subbu) Ramanarayanan
An Inside Look at Monopsony Issues in the FTC's Express Scripts-Medco Merger Investig... Published Article By John Scalf with Rani Habash of Dechert LLP
Generic Utilization Rates, Real Pharmaceutical Prices, and Research and Development E... Working Paper By Dr. Graeme Hunter with Dr. John Vernon and Dr. Joseph Cook
Antitrust and Patent Settlement Investigations Published Article By David Monk with former NERA Vice President Dr. Joseph Cook
Competition and Innovation in Health Care Markets and Their Implications for Antitrus... Published Article By Dr. Lawrence Wu with former NERA Senior Consultant Dr. Rika Mortimer
Geographic Market Issues in Hospital Mergers Published Article By Dr. Thomas McCarthy with Dr. Scott Thomas
Are Mergers the Right Medicine for Japan's Pharmaceutical Industry? Presentation By Dr. Richard Rapp
Antitrust Issues Between Payers and Providers Published Article By Dr. Thomas McCarthy with Dr. Scott Thomas
Efficiencies Analysis in Hospital Mergers Published Article By Dr. Thomas McCarthy and Dr. Lawrence Wu with Dr. Scott Thomas
A New and Uncertain Future for Managed Care Mergers: An Antitrust Analysis of the Aet... Published Article By Dr. Lawrence Wu with Robert Bloch and Scott Perlman