FTC announces ‘proposed order’ against Surecripts in illegal monopolization case

The Federal Trade Commission (‘FTC’) announced a 20-year term ‘proposed order’ prohibiting Surescripts, a health information technology company, from engaging in exclusionary conduct and executing non-compete agreement with its employees. The ‘proposed order’ was subsequent to a Federal Court ruling that found Surescripts to have a near-total monopoly in e-prescribing services, with a market share of 95%. The ‘proposed order’ will be finalized after a survey of the industry has been conducted by the FTC.