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Mark W. Bina quoted in article “Attorneys React To High Court’s State Board Antitrust Ruling”

Law360

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Mark W. Bina, Quarles & Brady LLP

"This is an important decision that should catch the attention of licensing boards across the country. ... It will be interesting to watch this decision filter down to the state board level nationally — regardless of profession. Boards sometimes struggle with balancing the need to protect the public safety against not stifling competition. Board regulations are often slow to adopt to changing industries and technologies. For instance, pharmacy boards, comprised mainly of pharmacists, are grappling with rapidly changing technology and innovative ways to dispense patient medications. If boards take aggressive action against such alternative models with a goal of protecting the market of their own licensees, they are likely opening up the door to antitrust and other legal claims."

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