[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] on Thursday voted 6-3 to affirm [opinion, PDF] the lower court in Sorrell v. IMS Health [Cornell LII backgrounder; JURIST report], finding Vermont’s Prescription Confidentiality Law [text] a violation of freedom of speech under the First Amendment [text]. The law attempted to stifle the common practice of drug manufacturers gathering prescription records from pharmacies and using them to target advertisements to doctors. The pharmacies release the information freely and publicly, although any identifying…

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