Fears new buying group could limit patient freedom

The creep of US-style managed care in Australia and reduced competition in the optical market are among major concerns raised with the competition watchdog as it considers the formation of a new buying group to collectively negotiate contracts with healthcare providers. Read More
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Oscar Wylee penalised $3.5 million

Australian eyewear retailer Oscar Wylee has been ordered to pay $3.5 million in penalties for misleading or deceptive conduct and making false or misleading representations about its charitable donations and affiliations.
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ACCC launches probe into Ellex-Lumibird deal

The Australian competition authority is examining Ellex Medical Lasers’s proposed $100 million sale of its laser and ultrasound business to Lumibird to consider its impact on market competition and the pricing of related ophthalmic devices.
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