Court Rules In Favor Of Drug Companies

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(Host) The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected a Vermont law that limited how drug manufacturers could use information about the kinds of drugs doctors prefer to prescribe for their patients.

The Court ruled in favor of pharmaceutical companies and data miners who say the law violated their First Amendment rights.

Thirty-five states as well as consumers groups had supported Vermont’s appeal to the Supreme Court.

Vermont Attorney General Bill Sorrell spoke with VPR’s Neal Charnoff about the decision. Charnoff began by asking Sorrell what the Supreme Court said with this decision.

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