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HHS Updates International Cyber Threat to Health Care Organizations
HHS has updated their resources and recommendations concerning cyber threats to health care organizations.
(PDF, 311 KB)

CDC Updates Guidelines for Interpretation of Zika Testing Results
The CDC has issued a notice with updated guidance on how to interpret Zika testing results for pregnant women.
(Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Codeine and Tramadol Medicines: Drug Safety Communication
The FDA is restricting use of the medications Codeine and Tramadol in children and recommending against their use by breastfeeding women.
(U.S. Food & Drug Administration)

Phillips Healthcare Recalls HeartStart MRx Monitor/Defibrillator
Due to electrical issues that may prevent the device from operating properly, Phillips Healthcare recalls HeartStart MRx Monitor/Defibrillator.
(U.S. Food & Drug Administration)

"The Great Opioid Epidemic"
A record 52,404 Americans died from drug overdoses in 2015, according to the latest CDC data. 80% of these deaths were due to the misuse of opioids.
(Washington Post Editorial)

Phishing Email
A phishing email that is on mock HHS Departmental letterhead is being circulated and targeted at employees of HIPAA-covered entities and their business associates.
(PDF, 185 KB)

HIPAA Guidance
The Office for Civil Rights has updated their “Guidance for 2016 HIPAA Desk Audits” and FAQ.
(PDF, 85 KB)