Pharmacy Outages Across US Amid Cybersecurity Threat

Pharmacies across the country are facing outages due to a cybersecurity threat.

Change Healthcare, a major healthcare technology company disclosed that its network was attacked on Wednesday. The disruption is expected to persist for the day.

The Tennessee-based company reported connectivity issues since 5 a.m. EST and immediately disconnected systems upon detecting the threat to protect partners and patients. Experts are currently working to resolve the issue.

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Change Healthcare facilitates nationwide order processing and patient payments. A pharmacy in New Bern, North Carolina, is affected, leading customers to pay in cash. The National Desk attempted to contact Change Healthcare for further information but received no response at the time of publication.

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