stifle competition

See: monopolize
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The probe is to inquire whether these companies took measures to stifle competition.
As the cost of prescription drugs has continued to skyrocket and strain families budgets, Senator Murray is working on several proposals to lower health care costs, and introduced new legislation last month to remove roadblocks that keep cheaper, equivalent versions of drugs from becoming available to families who need them and stop drug companies from gaming the system to stifle competition.
Prosecutors said Teva Pharmaceuticals's US business had orchestrated to inflate drug prices - sometimes by more than 1,000 per cent - and stifle competition for generic drugs.
investigation of 20 drugmakers which allegedly conspired to inflate drug prices and stifle competition, Reuter's John Miller reports, citing a company statement.
"If we stifle competition through monopolies, we're not just going to bring up the prices for consumers, we're going to stifle entrepreneurship," she said.
In its lawsuit against the merger, the Justice Department has argued the new company would stifle competition and force customers to pay more.
A FEDERAL DISTRICT COURT judge has blocked health insurer Anthem from acquiring Cigna, ruling the megamerger would violate antitrust laws and stifle competition.
"Currently, the US carriers are investing tens of millions of dollars to attempt to stifle competition, and we have seen similar moves by some the larger European legacy carriers.
Senators pressed Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini and his Anthem counterpart, Joseph Swedish, for explanations of how their deals would not stifle competition and give them too much power.
Atlanta: Etihad Airways, one of three Gulf airlines accused by United States carriers of flooding the skies with unfairly subsidised flights, formally denied the allegation, saying the US rivals are trying to stifle competition that has greatly benefited consumers.
And in both cases, the startups responded by accusing the incumbents of trying to stifle competition.
The US Justice Department and several states filed a lawsuit on August 13 to stop the merger of US Air and American parent AMR, arguing that it would lead to higher fares and stifle competition. A federal judge will hear the case without a jury beginning November 25.