High Court May Lift Vt. Limits on Drug Firms' Pitches

Wednesday, 27 Apr 2011 02:38 PM

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
    A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
The Supreme Court looks poised to strike down a Vermont law that limits how pharmaceutical companies pitch their products to doctors, The New York Times reports. Even liberal Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said during arguments on Tuesday that the law smacks of censorship and favoritism.

“You can’t lower the decibel level of one speaker so that another speaker, in this case the generics, can be heard better," she said.

The Vermont law, designed to control state Medicare costs by promoting cheaper generic drugs over brand names, forbids pharmaceutical companies from using computer data-mining to track which drugs individual doctors prescribe.

Ginsburg’s argument might suggest a growing acceptance of the corporate free-speech rights concept enshrined in another case, Citizens United. That 2010 ruling, which Ginsburg opposed, eased corporate restrictions on political spending.




© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
  Copy Shortlink
Send me more news as it happens.
 
 
Get me on The Wire
Send me more news as it happens.
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
You May Also Like

Incubus: Island Records Signs Band, Will Release Two EPs in 2015

Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 20:08 PM

The alternative rock band Incubus has signed with Island Records, and will put out two EPs next year, Billboard reported . . .

Squarespace Workers Re-Create Famous Paintings Using Office Objects

Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 19:41 PM

Two Squarespace employees are re-creating famous works of art on their breaks with things found lying around the office, . . .

FedEx Truck Accident Spills Likely Christmas Packages Along Interstate

Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 19:21 PM

A FedEx truck crashed in Georgia on Tuesday, spilling boxes, Netflix videos, and probably Christmas gifts along the high . . .

Top Stories

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved