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In 2007, the state of Vermont passed a law forbidding the data mining of prescription drug records (i.e., which drugs are being prescribed and how frequently) for marketing purposes. But earlier today, the Supreme Court ruled that the Vermont law interferes with drug makers' right to free speech.

The law had been intended to protect the privacy of doctors and patients, but six of the Supremes said Big Pharma's right to hone its marketing pitches is more important.

http://consumerist.com/2011/06/supreme-court-says-data-mining-of-prescription-drug-records-is-free-speech.html
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what??

In 2007, the state of Vermont passed a law forbidding the data mining of prescription drug records (i.e., which drugs are being prescribed and how frequently) for marketing purposes. But earlier today, the Supreme Court ruled that the Vermont law interferes with drug makers' right to free speech.

The law had been intended to protect the privacy of doctors and patients, but six of the Supremes said Big Pharma's right to hone its marketing pitches is more important.

http://consumerist.com/2011/06/supreme-court-says-data-mining-of-prescription-drug-records-is-free-speech.html

did you read the opinion of the court.....

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only excerpts...you?
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only excerpts...you?

yes i did, it is not very long....there are many excellent sites check out www.law.cornelledu i think....anyway it is a short read....   

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only excerpts...you?

yes i did, it is not very long....there are many excellent sites check out www.law.cornelledu i think....anyway it is a short read....


thanks! didn't know where I could find it...the WSJ wanted me to pay for it
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