Healthcare and Pharmaceutical


  • Vaccination Recommendations Issued for HAV Outbreak

    August 31, 2017

    As of Aug. 25, an outbreak of hepatitis A in San Diego County, Calif., has claimed 14 lives and hospitalized 264 people among the reported 352 cases, and the county health department was gearing up to increase vaccination against HAV. Approximately 70% of the cases occurred among homeless people and/or illicit drug users, according to Tom ...

  • Labour calls on Jeremy Hunt to take ‘urgent’ action over NHS cyber security after alarming leaked report

    August 30, 2017

    Jeremy Hunt, the Health Secretary, has been told to take “urgent” action to prevent another devastating cyber attack on the NHSafter a leaked internal report revealed a string of digital security failings in the health service. The report, by NHS Digital’s head of security operations, Chris Flynn, said there was a “false sense of security” among staff over ...

  • NHS trust hit by cyber attack cancels operations and asks patients not to come to hospital ‘unless it is essential’

    August 26, 2017

    Scotland’s third-largest NHS trust is appealing for patients not to attend hospital unless it is “essential” amid an ongoing cyber attack. Operations and appointments have been cancelled by NHS Lanarkshire and people are being warned they could be turned away, but a spokesperson insisted there were “no concerns around emergency treatments”. It is the second time the trust has been affected by malware within ...

  • Anonymous Hacks NHS System, Data of 1.2 Million Patients Allegedly Exposed

    August 21, 2017

    The NHS has once again been the target of hackers, this time with a member of the famous group Anonymous managing to breach the appointment booking system and expose details of 1.2 million patients. SwiftQueue, who handles appointments of eight NHS trusts, confirmed the hack, but said that only some 32,500 “lines of administrative data” had ...