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Religious Discrimination

- A federal court has ruled that an employee may pursue her religious discrimination claim against her employer. The employee argued that she could not follow company policy and receive a flu shot because it was against her religion, veganism. The court is allowing the case to proceed, ruling that the employee should be given the opportunity to prove that veganism meets the requirements of religious belief under discrimination statutes.

Morning Security Brief: Healthcare Cybersecurity, DHS Budget, Piracy, and More

- The Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST) has released guidelines to help healthcare organizations get a snapshot of their cyberrisk. U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano testified before the House Commmittee on Appropriations Homeland Security Subcommittee about the DHS 2014 budget request. Anti-piracy efforts have had a dramatic effect, says the U.S. Coast Guard. And more.

New Surveillance Camera Installation Installed on University Campus

- The St. Louis Business Journal reports that the Washington University Medical Center recently invested $1.65 million in new surveillance cameras.

Online Pharmacies

- Learn more about what the government and private organizations are doing to combat the growing number of fraudulent online pharmacies.

What Ails Online Pharmacies

- Online pharmacies are a multimillion dollar business, but it’s a consumer-beware world in which much of what is sold is not what it purports to be. Governments and the private sector are trying to address the problem.

House Passes Bill to Continue Countermeasures Funding

- The House of Representatives on Tuesday approved a bill that would continue funding government development of nuclear, chemical, and biological countermeasures.

Canadian Sentenced to Four Years for Illegal Pharmacy Web Site

- In 2001, the FDA warned Andrew Strempler that selling drugs from his online pharmacy would be illegal in the United States. He did it anyway ...

Idaho Non-Profit Agrees to Pay $50,000 for HIPAA Violation

- The Department of Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights has a message to the healthcare industry: You will be held accountable for breaches of patient information.

Medical Marijuana

- An employee who was fired for using medical marijuana may not sue his employer, according to a federal appeals court. The court ruled that the state law in Michigan, which allows the use of medical marijuana, does not protect the employee from disciplinary action.

First Anthrax Anti-Toxin Approved for Emergency Use

- A first-of-its-kind countermeasure has been approved by the FDA to treat the most lethal form of anthrax.

Pandemic

- The Texas Pandemic Flu Toolkit provides a variety of resources for emergency planners. The software offerings can help officials track a pandemic and allocate resources.

New Technology Makes Foodborne Illnesses Harder to Source

- Technology advancements to help detect foodborne illnesses faster are making it harder to pinpoint the original source of contamination.

Hospitals Urged to Maintain Cybersecurity After Sandy

- Healthcare intelligence officials are telling hospitals not to bypass cybersecurity protocols in a rush to get systems back online after Hurricane Sandy.
 




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