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House Commerce panel leaders probe health sector on ransomware attacks

September 21, 2017 |
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Leaders on the House Energy and Commerce Committee sent separate letters to Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price and the CEO of drug company Merck regarding the “NotPetya” malware infection earlier this summer, with the Republican lawmakers seeking a briefing on the potential impact on drug supplies.

The letters sent by Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) and oversight and investigations subcommittee Chairman Tim Murphy (R-PA) seek information about the impact of international disruptions in the health sector because of the...

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