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VT Prescription Drug Law, Offer to Purchase CVPS: VT Law School Experts Available to Comment

June 23, 2011

SOUTH ROYALTON, VT -- Vermont Law School faculty experts are available to comment on two news items today.

Image of Cheryl Hanna• The U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in Sorrell v. IMS Health Inc., overturning Vermont's physician data mining law that limited how drug manufacturers could use information about the kinds of drugs that doctors prefer to prescribe to their patients. The Court ruled in favor of pharmaceutical companies and data miners who say the law violated their First Amendment rights.

Professor Cheryl Hanna, a constitutional expert, is available at: cell 802.233-8818.

Image of Michael Dworkin• An offer by Gaz Metro of Canada, the parent company of Green Mountain Power, to purchase Central Vermont Public Service. CVPS is currently seeking Vermont Public Service Board approval for a sale to Fortis Inc., another Canadian company.

Professor Michael Dworkin, director of the VLS Institute for Energy and Environment, is available at: office 802.831.1319 or cell 802.249-7840.

CONTACT: John Cramer, Associate Director of Media Relations
Office: 802.831.1106, cell: 540.798.7099, home: 802.649.2235, jcramer@vermontlaw.edu

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