We reported recently that Vermont’s data mining law (i.e. Vermont’s Prescription Confidentiality Law), which is to take effect on July 1, was upheld by the U.S. District Court for the District of Vermont. The law will ban all use of prescriber data for marketing purposes unless a physician explicitly agrees to a waiver. On June 23, 2009, the 2nd Circuit was petitioned to prevent enactment of the law in an appeal from a district court holding that although prescriber data is protected speech under the First Amendment, the law itself is not unconstitutional because it satisfies the three-prong test used by courts to analyze statutory limitations of commercial speech.
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