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CALL TO INVESTIGATE GPOS —Several groups, led by American Economic Liberties Project, an anti-monopoly organization, are calling on the Federal Trade Commission to investigate group purchasing organizations.
The signatories sent a letter to the commission asking it to conduct a study into GPOs and the sector’s alleged impact on medical shortages. The letter cites early-pandemic shortages of personal protective equipment and pediatric chemotherapy drugs as potential examples.
“We believe GPOs play a key and under-appreciated role in fostering and exacerbating shortages and the offshoring of production, while their influence on costs remains chronically under-analyzed,” the groups wrote.