TPA Antitrust Cautionary Statement
The Tennessee Pharmacists Association (TPA)* is a voluntary association comprised of licensed pharmacists who practice in varied settings. Consequently, the members of TPA are deemed to be in competition with each other for purposes of state and federal antitrust law. TPA can not and will not condone any activity which might be viewed as a violation of the antitrust laws.
It is the express purpose of TPA meetings and online communities to promote the highest degree of professionalism in Tennessee pharmacy practice. Discussions involving anti-competitive activity are contrary to this purpose, and will not be tolerated.
Examples of inappropriate topics which may be viewed as violations of antitrust law are:
- Discussions of pricing, whether past, present or future;
- Discussions designed to limit competition, whether by territory allocation, customer allocation or otherwise;
- Discussions of market share, business practice or other means of competition;
- Discussions regarding participation or refusal to participate in third-party programs;
- Discussions regarding the refusal to do business with particular customers, customer groups or suppliers.
These illustrations are provided to you as examples, and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of potential antitrust violations.
Any person or group of persons involved in inappropriate discussion or other activity which may be viewed as a violation of antitrust law will no longer be allowed to participate in TPA meetings or online communities. TPA has a zero tolerance policy on this issue, and we thank you in advance for your cooperation on this point.