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Vermont Prescription Data Mining Law Moves To Supreme Court04:57

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A Vermont law that restricts the ability of pharmaceutical companies to mine doctors' prescription records is heading to the Supreme Court. Staged in the modern digital environment, it's a case of free speech versus privacy.

When the court hears arguments Tuesday, SCOTUSblog reporter Lyle Denniston says the two sides will try to frame the issue as a matter of access — or censorship.


This segment aired on April 25, 2011.

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