Pharmaceutical companies are significant sources of funding for many patient groups, sometimes supplying upwards of a fifth of an organization's budget. Some critics say the organizations' silence in the drug pricing debate is evidence of a conflict of interest or the stifling effect of accepting pharma industry funding, while organization leaders say pricing is of less concern than developing effective treatments.
A Senate investigation into the endoscope-linked superbug outbreak that infected nearly 200 patients at hospitals across the country found that none of the hospitals with affected patients properly reported the cases in accordance with federal law.
Two former GlaxoSmithKline researchers and three accomplices, including the twin of one of the researchers, have been charged with allegedly stealing trade secrets from the pharmaceutical giant to sell in China. One of the five conspirators is at large.
Pharma villain Martin Shkreli, former CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals and current antagonist of House lawmakers, gets the serious profile treatment.
Indiana data breach suits to stay in state | (Fort Wayne, Ind.) Journal Gazette
After months of wrangling between lawyers in various federal courts around the country, the 30-plus lawsuits stemming from a medical data breach at Fort Wayne, Ind.-based Medical Informatics Engineering and its personal health information management system, No More Clipboard, will be handled locally.
Montana facility reports healthcare data breach affecting 28K | Health IT Security
A Montana Medicare Advantage plan reported a potential breach of 28,000 patients' personal information following the theft of a laptop. Blue Shield of California and Boston-based Brigham and Women's Hospital have also declared recent data breaches to HHS' Office for Civil Rights.