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FDA threatens criminal penalties against Novartis over faulty data used in gene therapy application

The Novartis headquarters in Basel, Switzerland. Arnd Wiegmann | Reuters The Food and Drug Administration is threatening to take criminal action against Novartis, saying Tuesday the drugmaker used data it knew was inaccurate in its application for a $ 2.1 million gene therapy that was approved in May. “On June 28, following the FDA’s approval… Read More »

How to improve defenses against health data security threats

Healthcare institutions are trusted with our most valuable information. Within their networks they store highly sensitive data such as medical records, treatment plans, financial records, contact information and more. This data is essential for healthcare providers to effectively communicate with patients and provide the best care possible. However, having this information is also what makes… Read More »

Data breach at physician staffing firm EmCare hits 31K patients

Dive Brief: Physician staffing company EmCare has acknowledged that hackers gained access to data on about 31,000 patients, as well as about 30,000 of its employees and contractors. The company began sending notifications to those affected on Friday. Plantation, Florida-based EmCare found out about the issue after discovering that an “unauthorized third party obtained access” to… Read More »