Patient data stolen in Japan

Ten patients’ personal information has been lost after a sales vehicle containing a set of documents was stolen from a car park.

Details of the physicians looking after the patients are also missing, along with the name, date of birth, age, gender, blood test data and questionnaire sheets detailing reactions to medications of the people concerned.

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Comment: why did a pharma rep have all of that patient information to begin with? This news item on the company’s site seems to view that as perfectly okay. I think that there are two breaches here.

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