ACI Responds to FTC Google Investigation Announcement

ACI released the following statement in response to today’s announcement by the FTC that it is settling its long-running investigation of Google: “As Google’s dominance grows, consumers have become extremely concerned about the search giant’s control of the marketplace, entrance into new markets, and a seeming indifference to the protection of privacy and the law […]

American Consumer Institute Distributes Compilation of Documents Expressing Concern About ESI/Medco Merger

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 13, 2012 American Consumer Institute Distributes Compilation of Documents Expressing Concern about ESI/Medco Merger Organization Urges People to Stand Up for American Consumers by Adding Voice   Washington, D.C. – The American Consumer Institute Center for Citizen Research (ACI) today released a compilation of documents expressing concern about the […]

ACI Sends Letter to FTC — PBM Merger Will Pose Anticompetitive Risks for Consumers

PDF VERSION IS AVAILABLE HERE — PCPAN_Letter_ACI to FTC   January 11, 2012 Chairman Jon Leibowitz Federal Trade Commission 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20580   Dear Chairman Leibowitz: The American Consumer Institute Center for Citizen Research is strongly opposed to the proposed merger between pharmacy benefit managers (PBM) Express Scripts, Inc. and Medco […]

Google Hiring a dozen Lobbying Firms — Hill Blog Quotes ACI

Gautham Nagesh wrote an excellent blog today on the breaking news that Google has hiring a dozen more lobbying firms to prepare for its FTC antitrust investigation (“Google Hiring 12 Lobbying Firms as FTC Readies Antitrust Probe,” Hillicon Valley tech blog, The Hill, July 1, 2011.  The article quotes ACI’s president as saying: “Google is so dominant that […]

Searching For Answers – FTC to Take a Look at Google

According to many news reports, The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has finalized its plans to ramp up an ongoing investigation into search engine giant Google. The Commission has some antitrust concerns surrounding Google’s search engine rankings and advertisements. The Wall Street Journal broke the story Thursday morning. According to the report, the FTC investigation will […]

ACI Applauds FTC Investigation into Google Practices

Washington, DC, June 23, 2011 –– In response to news reports that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) will be issuing subpoenas in connection with an antitrust probe, Steve Pociask, President of the American Consumer Institute, made the following statement:   “”News reports that the FTC plans to conduct a probe of Google’s antitrust practices is […]