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Law Reviews’ Symposium to Examine Impacts of Sorrell v. IMS Health

October 3, 2011

SOUTH ROYALTON, VT -- The Vermont Law Review and the University of New Hampshire Law Review will co-sponsor an Oct. 14 symposium to explore issues stemming from the U.S. Supreme Court's recent decision in Sorrell v. IMS Health.Image of pills

The event, which is free and open to the public, will be from 8:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m., on Friday, Oct. 14, at the University of New Hampshire School of Law campus in Concord.

The symposium, titled "Constitutional Constraints on State Health Care and Privacy Regulation after Sorrell v. IMS Health," will examine federalism and health care regulation (including state single-payer systems), privacy regulation, commercial data as speech and the implications for policy issues ranging from smart-grid deployment to the off-label use of pharmaceuticals.

In June 2011, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Vermont's Prescription Confidentiality Law violated the Free Speech Clause, reasoning that speech in the aid of pharmaceutical marketing is a form of expression protected by the First Amendment.

For more information and to register, visit For specific questions, email CLE credits can be applied for at the cost of $115.

The Vermont Law Review, a legal journal edited and managed by students at Vermont Law School, publishes articles contributed by prominent legal scholars as well as student-written notes and comments.

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