Bloomberg Law
April 7, 2020, 1:55 PM

ANALYSIS: DOJ Clears Big U.S. PPE Distributors to Cooperate

Eleanor Tyler
Eleanor Tyler
Legal Analyst

The Department of Justice announced April 4 that it will not challenge collaborative efforts by the five of the biggest U.S. medical distributors to source and distribute medical personal protective equipment (PPE).

But what remains to be seen—and what regulators will have to consider—is whether concentrated markets will learn to coordinate more easily after the crisis has passed. At a minimum, compliance efforts after the crisis will need to account for new close relationships between collaborators at all levels of the company.

McKesson Corp., Owens & Minor Inc., Cardinal Health Inc., Medline Industries Inc., and Henry ...

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