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Antitrust laws are designed to protect competition and prevent monopolies. In the health care industry, antitrust laws can be used to challenge mergers and acquisitions that could reduce competition and lead to higher prices. However, antitrust cases can be complex and expensive, and it is often difficult to prove that a company has violated antitrust laws.

Articles on this page concern hospital consolidation, pharma mergers, and drug pricing as it relates to the availability of cheaper, generic versions.