Competition Law and Policy in the Healthcare Sector: A Trans-Atlantic Perspective
06 December 2011, 9:00 am–6:00 pm
Centre for Law, Economics and Society
Important reforms of the healthcare sector in the United States and the UK, in particular the way each jurisdiction deals with anti-competitive behaviour, were the focus of a seminar organised by the Centre for Law, Economics and Society (CLES) at UCL.
Dr Ioannis Lianos
Fiona Scott Morton (Deputy Assistant General for Economic Analysis, US DoJ)
Contracts that Reference Rivals: Competition in the Healthcare Sector
Catherine Davies (Director, Co-Operation & Competition Panel)
Dr Pierre Regibeau (CRA / University of Essex)
About the seminar
The Deputy Assistant Attorney General of the US Department of Justice, Professor Fiona Scott Morton, discussed the enforcement of competition law in the (mostly private) US healthcare sector. Much healthcare provision in the US is accomplished through networks of providers such as physicians, hospitals, pharmacies, and dentists, which may raise competition concerns. Catherine Davies, director of the UK Co-operation and Competition Panel, discussed recent regulatory reforms of the (mixed economy) system of healthcare in the UK. Professor Pierre Regibeau, CRA and Imperial College, commented on the competition economics aspects of contracts that reference rivals.
A major conference on this issue is planned to take place after the enactment of the Health and Social Care Bill in 2012.