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Source Executive Editor and Advisory Board Members Release Comments on DOJ Draft Vertical Merger Guidelines

Early in January, the Department of Justice (DOJ), along with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), released a new draft guideline for vertical merger review and sought public comments. On February 24, The Source Executor Editor Jaime King, along with health economists and policy experts including Source Advisory members Tim Greaney and Richard Scheffler, jointly released "Comments on the Draft Vertical Merger Guidelines with Special Consideration to Health Care". The comments raise concerns and urge that special attention be paid to the effects of vertical mergers in the health care sector, for which they argue anticompetitive harm may be particularly strong.

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