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Stacia Glen reports: Someone stole a stack of expired prescription records from a Rite Aid pharmacy in Milton, the company announced Wednesday. The records did not contain Social Security numbers or credit card numbers, and there has been no sign of resulting identity theft, spokeswoman Ashley Flower said. The theft occurred June 30 at the [...]
John Commins reports that physician groups will appeal the 11th Circuit ruling upholding Florida’s “Docs vs. Glocks” law. I am glad to hear that as I think the law is not only a gag on health professionals’ First Amendment rights, but a prohibition on professional speech/conduct that is a disservice to public health and safety. In [...]
Malcolm McBratney, John Kettle and Alex Hutchens of McCullough Robertson write: The parent company of OPSM, Luxottica Retail Australia has lost a $33.5 million contract with the Australian Defence Force (ADF) by sending ADF medical records overseas. Luxottica was awarded the contract by the ADF in 2012 under which it provided optical services to all [...]
WSB-TV in Atlanta reports: Channel 2 started asking questions after a major pharmacy chain sent prescription information for hundreds of customers to the wrong addresses. Now they are concerned for their privacy. According to a statement Channel 2’s Amy Napier Viteri got from CVS Caremark, the mistake affected around 350 customers. One woman in Georgia [...]