I previously wrote a post earlier this year that the United States Supreme Court (SCOTUS) had granted a writ of certiorari to hear the case of Sorrell v. IMS Health Inc., in which Vermont sought to restrict the ability of companies to data mine pharmacy prescribing data. Oral argument is scheduled for tomorrow.
A brief background as an introduction; in 2007, Vermont passed a law that restricted the use of prescriber-identifiable (PI) data for marketing or promoting a prescription drug. Vt. Stat. Ann. tit. 18, § 4631 (2007).