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    Cyberattack Against Commercial Prescription Program Hamstrings Military Pharmacies Around the World

    Cyberattack Against Commercial Prescription Program Hamstrings Military Pharmacies Around the World

    Pharmacies at bases worldwide have been facing disruptions because of a cyberattack that shut down the commercial prescription processing program the military health system uses, the Defense Health Agency said in a statement this week.

    “Each military hospital and clinic will continue to offer pharmacy operations based on their local manning and resources,” the agency said in a statement Thursday. “Please be patient while pharmacies take longer than usual to safely fill prescription needs.”

    Change Healthcare, one of the largest prescription processors in the U.S., first disclosed Wednesday that its network had been disrupted by a cyberattack. The issue was still unresolved as of Friday morning, according to the most recent update posted online by the company.

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    “Change Healthcare is experiencing a cyber security issue, and our experts are working to address the matter,” said the Friday morning update, which was the exact same as every other periodic update since Wednesday.

    “Once we became aware of the outside threat, in the interest of protecting our partners and patients, we took immediate action to disconnect our systems to prevent further impact,” the notice added.

    UnitedHealth Group, which owns Change Healthcare, said in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission that it suspects a nation-state is behind the…

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