Today, in a 6-3 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down a verdict in Sorrell vs. IMS Health, striking, on free speech grounds, a 2007 Vermont law that that bans the practice of data mining unless a physician specifically gives his or her permission to use the information. Reed Smith filed an amicus brief in Sorrell supporting IMS Health’s position in order to help explain to the Court the public health benefits arising from targeted commercial use of prescription-writing data. Reed Smith’s Global Regulatory Enforcement Law Blog discusses the ruling in “Supreme Court Win for Free Speech About Medical Options” by Paul Bond and Joe Metro.