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BC Health Ministry Fires Four, Suspends Three

HEALTHCARE PRIVACY

October 19, 2012

The government of British Columbia has fired four employees and suspended three others after allegations that the workers inappropriately shared health data with third-party drug researchers, SC Magazine reports. The shared information in question included medication data that was not intended for research purposes. The ministry has halted all data sharing with drug and evidence development researchers, and an independent consultant will audit the ministry’s data security measures, the report states.
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