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Maryland pharmacies experience delays due to cyber attack on systems

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  • Pharmacies in Maryland are facing delays in filling prescriptions due to a cyberattack on United Health Group.
  • The cyberattack, carried out by nation-state affiliated hackers, has impacted drug stores around the nation.

Pharmacies in Maryland are working to provide patients with emergency prescriptions while the system is down. The American Hospital Association is recommending healthcare organizations impacted or possibly exposed to disconnect from the system until it is safe. This cyberattack highlights the vulnerabilities in our healthcare system and the importance of network security.

Maryland Pharmacies Delayed in Filling Prescriptions After Cyber Attack

Pharmacies in Maryland are facing delays in filling prescriptions following a cyberattack on United Health Group. The attack, carried out by nation-state affiliated hackers, has forced the company to shut down operations, impacting drug stores across the nation. Change Healthcare, a company under United Health Group, is working to address the cyber security issue.

While pharmacies in Maryland are providing emergency prescriptions to patients, some pharmacies in other states are reporting serious issues with processing prescriptions. The American Hospital Association is recommending healthcare organizations impacted by the cyberattack to disconnect from the system until it is deemed safe. This incident underscores the importance of network security in healthcare organizations.

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