Medications

Keep unused meds out of the hands of addicts

(HealthDay)—As America grapples with an opioid epidemic, it has become even more important to dispose of your leftover prescription medications properly, one pharmacist says.

Health

Medical identity theft incidents increasing

(HealthDay)—Medical identity theft is on the rise, costly to consumers, and challenging to resolve, according to the fifth annual report published by the Ponemon Institute.

Other

Doctors nationwide victimized in ID theft fraud

Many doctors and other health care professionals across the United States are reporting identity theft by criminals who used their personal information to file false tax returns and obtain refunds.

Other

Stanford Hospital privacy breach puts data online

(AP) -- Stanford Hospital in California is blaming a subcontractor used by an outside vendor for a privacy breach that led to the posting online of medical information for thousands of emergency room patients.