21 judgments found.

Virginia State Board of Pharmacy v. Virginia Citizens Consumer Council

Country: United States
Year: 1976
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: 425 U.S. 748 (1976)
Health Topics: Health information, Medicines
Human Rights: Freedom of expression, Right of access to information

The Respondents, consumers of prescription drugs and non-profit organizations in Virginia, brought proceedings against the Virginia State Pharmacy Board, alleging that a Virginia statute prohibiting the advertising of prescription drug prices violated the freedom of speech clause of the First Amendment. Section 54-524.35 of the Virginia statute provided that: “a pharmacist licensed in Virginia was …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to medicines, Advertising, Drug quality, Drug safety, Manufacturing, Pharmaceuticals
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