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Inc. Virginia State Board of Pharmacy v. Virginia Citizens Consumer Council

Significance, Further Readings


Virginia State Board of Pharmacy


Virginia Citizens Consumer Council, Inc.

Chief Lawyer for Appellant

Anthony F. Troy

Chief Lawyer for Appellee

Alan B. Morrison

Justices for the Court

Harry A. Blackmun (writing for the Court), William J. Brennan, Jr., Warren E. Burger, Thurgood Marshall, Lewis F. Powell, Jr., Potter Stewart, Byron R. White

Justices Dissenting

William H. Rehnquist (John Paul Stevens did not participate)


Washington, D.C.

Date of Decision

24 May 1976


The state of Virginia's statute making it "unprofessional conduct" for a pharmacist to dispense information on the price of prescription drugs was deemed unconstitutional, and the Virginia State Board of Pharmacy was enjoined from enforcing that portion of its professional code.

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