ADVISORY OPINIONs AT THE FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION   applicable to Standards setting and conformity assessment organizations

Visitors to the site may also be interested in the companion site of  Department of Justice business review letters applicable to "IPR in standards setting"  and  "conduct of standards setting and association management"

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FTC Opinions  Excerpted from FTC web sites

Advisory Opinions: Other Antitrust Issues

TOPIC AND YEARLY INDICES OF HEALTH CARE ANTITRUST ADVISORY OPINIONS BY COMMISSION AND STAFF, October 2005 

 TOPIC INDEX OF HEALTH CARE ANTITRUST ADVISORY OPINIONS
BY COMMISSION AND STAFF February 10, 2000

  and  

YEARLY INDEX OF HEALTH CARE ANTITRUST ADVISORY OPINIONS
BY COMMISSION AND  STAFF
March 12, 2001

 

Date

Recipient

 Topic
September 30, 2010 Rx-360 International Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Consortium,

Proposal of Rx-360 -- A Not-For-Profit International Consortium Created By Members of the Biotech and Pharmaceutical Industries -- To Implement Two Audit Programs Which Would Respectively (1) Permit Rx-360 Members To Share Certain Existing Supplier Quality and Safety Audits, and (2) Permit Rx-360 Members, Going Forward, To Conduct Joint Quality Audits of Pharmaceutical Suppliers

     
4/4/2007  Common Code for the Coffee Community

Staff Letter from Alden F. Abbott to Roxann E. Henry and Jacqueline I. Grise of Howrey LLP, 

An open and voluntary initiative by the coffee growers, roasters, trade and industry, trade unions, NGOs, and other stakeholders   ...  to establish a sustainability system with a global code of conduct ...  

     
January 29, 2004

04-1

Jerald A. Jacobs, Electronic Retailing Association

ERA’s DRTV review program is in many respects similar to a standard-setting and standard-compliance program, and that precedents dealing with these kinds of programs are therefore helpful

     
October 2, 2003

FTC File No. P002501

Diane Weinberg, American Down & Feather Section of the Home Fashion Products Association

proposed Labeling Compliance Program to assure that all representations and claims made on the product, on the packing, and in advertising are truthful and in accordance with Industry Standards and the Law

     
April 17, 1997

77-1

Paul L Yde; Foundation for the Accreditation of Hematopoietic Cell Therapy

Standard-setting and accreditation program for organizations involved in medical or laboratory practice

     
February 16, 1988

88-1

Stephen J. Maag, Director of Legal and Regulatory Affairs Washington Health Care Ass'n.

Nursing home association program to evaluate the quality of care provided by nursing homes

     
October 11, 1985

85-1

Jerald A. Jacobs, Esq American Intra-Ocular Implant Society

Development of standard disclosure protocol for intraocular lens manufacturers who offer inducements to physicians

     
March 8, 1971

71-1

William Rockwell, American National Standards Institute

Legality of a proposed Certification System

 

 

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