Antitrust + Competition Life Sciences Quarterly Update Q2 2022


Although the second quarter did not feature any life sciences enforcement action by the FTC, there was plenty of news in and around the space. The FTC held a detailed “virtual workshop” as part of its pharmaceutical merger task force and news emerged of a potential Merck-Seagen deal that could set up an interesting test of the FTC’s new enforcement priorities. Finally, the FTC’s recent complaint seeking to stop the proposed Meta/Within transaction offers potential insight into how the new Democratic majority might approach a large pharmaceutical transaction. Antitrust + Competition lawyers Arman OrucAndrew LacySarah Jordan and Elliot Silver discuss these developments in the Antitrust + Competition Life Sciences Quarterly Update.