Urology Group Settles Pa.'s Monopoly Claims

Law360, New York (August 31, 2011, 5:29 PM EDT) -- Five Pennsylvania urology practices settled a lawsuit Wednesday brought by the state's attorney general alleging their merger violated antitrust laws by limiting referrals to local cancer treatment centers and allowing doctors to negotiate higher insurance reimbursements.

Urology of Central Pennsylvania, which was created in 2005 when the area's only five independent urology practices merged, will pay $100,000 into a state fund that helps senior citizens afford prescription drugs. The company will also be required to tell its cancer patients about their options before sending them to...
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