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More than a dozen big pharmaceutical suppliers have begun notifying people that their medical records were stolen when US drug wholesaler Cencora was breached in February. The $250-billion firm – formerly known as AmerisourceBergen – partners with some of the largest pharma dealers, including GlaxoSmithKline, Novartis, …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    "your" first name etc.

    "including potentially your first name, last name, address, date of birth, health diagnosis, and/or medications and prescriptions"



    (The linked PDF mentions "partnership with one such organization in connection with its patient support programs" but does not really clarify (to me) either to whom this Notice of Data Breach is addressed.)

    If indeed patients, why would a drug wholesaler (or pharma company, for that matter) store these apparently non-anonymised data?

    Or is this about data of employees of said firms? In which case: health diagnosis, and/or medications and prescriptions??

    1. Alumoi Silver badge

      Re: "your" first name etc.

      For your convenience, of course. How are you supposed to get the best loan/insurance/whatever if your PII is not available?


    2. diodesign (Written by Reg staff) Silver badge

      Re: "your" first name etc.

      It's patients. People prescribed medication.


  2. Anonymous Coward

    MICROS~1 strikes again ..

    MICROS~1 W■■■■■s is a ■■■■■■■■ ■■■■ of e■■■■■■■t

  3. EricB123 Silver badge

    No Worries

    "As of the date of this filing, the incident has not had a material impact on the Company's operations, and its information systems continue to be operational,""

    So, no worries to stakeholders.. I mean stockholders, then.

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