The Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission today announced expedited procedures for reviewing the antitrust impact of joint efforts among competitors related to the novel coronavirus. The agencies specifically noted that “health care facilities may need to work together in providing resources and services to communities without access to personal protective equipment, medical supplies, or health care.”

To the extent that there is a need for guidance, the agencies said they will work to resolve all COVID-19-related requests addressing public health and safety within seven calendar days of receiving all needed information

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