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US appeals court upholds New Hampshire prescription privacy law

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A US federal appeals court in Boston has upheld a New Hampshire law that bans commercial use of information on what drugs physicians prescribe. The decision overturns a lower court decision striking down New Hampshire's first-in-nation Prescription Information Law as an unconstitutional violation of free speech (Scrip Online, May 5th, 2007). There are now predictions that the decision could have implications in other states that have or are considering similar laws.

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