This reminder emphasizes the critical importance for dentists, particularly members of organizations like the Michigan Dental Association, to understand antitrust laws and their implications. The U.S. Justice Department and Federal Trade Commission actively pursue antitrust violations among physicians and dentists. The article outlines key aspects of the Sherman Antitrust Act, emphasizing that joint activities among independent dentists that restrain competition may lead to violations. The concept of joint action and the restraint on competition are explored, with a focus on potential pitfalls, such as price-fixing and group boycotts. Dentists are urged to stay informed to avoid legal consequences.
Schulte, Daniel JD
"News You Need: Reminder: What You Must Know about Antitrust Law,"
The Journal of the Michigan Dental Association: Vol. 104:
4, Article 5.
Available at: https://commons.ada.org/journalmichigandentalassociation/vol104/iss4/5
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