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On Tuesday, June 19, AAI President Diana Moss will testify with other experts on the proposed acquisition of health insurer, Aetna Inc., by pharmacy benefit manager and retail pharmacy, CVS Health Corporation. Moss’s testimony will draw from AAI’s March 26, 2018 letter opposing the merger to the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division. The AAI letter dated March 26, 2018, can be found here. The hearing, to be held by California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones, will examine the potential competitive effects of the proposed merger. Aetna and CVS representatives will testify at the hearing along with consumer organizations, medical provider organizations, and economists. The hearing will be streamed live here.

Today, the AAI released the second part of its new White Paper series on Competition in the Delivery and Payment of Healthcare Services. Part II of this important and comprehensive analysis addresses “Promoting Competition in Healthcare Enforcement and Policy: Framing an Active Competition Agenda. The White Papers are co-authored by two of AAI's Advisory Board competition experts: Thomas Greaney, Visiting Professor at the University of California Hastings College of Law and Chester A. Myers Professor Emeritus at Saint Louis University School of Law; and Barak Richman, the Edgar P. & Elizabeth C. Bartlett Professor of Law and Business Administration at Duke University. 

Diana Moss joined Josh Wright on C-SPAN’s Communicators Roundtable to discuss the AT&T-Time Warner merger. Moss and Wright, who is Executive Director at the Global Antitrust Institute, agreed the ruling was narrowly written and will likely not affect other merger efforts. Watch their conversation here

The American Antitrust Institute (AAI) has filed an amicus brief in the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals asking the en banc court to grant rehearing to correct copyright rulings that threaten to undermine competition and innovation in markets that depend on computer software.

The American Antitrust Institute (AAI) today strongly criticized the district court’s rejection of the government’s lawsuit to block the merger of AT&T-Time Warner. “We are deeply disappointed that the judge rejected the DOJ’s strong case to block this perniciously anticompetitive deal,” said AAI President, Diana Moss. “Competition, innovation, consumers, and diversity in the media will, without doubt, suffer as a result,” she added.