Q&A With Jon Leibowitz, FTC Chairman

Law360, New York (July 15, 2010, 3:20 PM EDT) -- Jon Leibowitz, the chairman of the Federal Trade Commission, talked to Law360 about potential regulatory changes at the commission and the agency's biggest challenges.

Q: What will your agency's enforcement priorities be over the next few years?

A: On the competition side, our top priority is stopping anti-competitive agreements between branded and generic pharmaceutical companies. We’ve estimated that these pay-for-delay deals cost consumers $3.5 billion a year by keeping lower-cost generics off the market. We will continue to challenge these sweetheart deals in court, where we...
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