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California lawmaker withdraws bill banning flavored tobacco products after ‘hostile amendments’

In this April 11, 2018, file photo, a high school student uses a vaping device near a school campus. AP Photo | Steven Senne LOS ANGELES — A proposed California bill that would prohibit sales of flavored tobacco products in stores and vending machines in the nation’s most populous state was withdrawn Thursday. State Sen.… Read More »

HIE vendor hit with fine, oversight in aftermath of breach

In May 2015, Medical Informatics Engineering, a vendor operating a health information exchange, discovered suspicious activity involving one of its servers. The cyber attack was a data breach that potentially compromised the health information of approximately 3.5 million individuals. Four years later, the company has paid a $ 100,000 fine to the HHS Office for… Read More »