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Test Run of Postal Service Anthrax Response Teams Scheduled For May

- This summer, postal workers will deliver empty pill bottles to homes in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area in its first live test of a program designed to provide medicines to residents in the event of a widespread biological attack.

Hospitals a Weak Link in Nuclear Nonproliferation

- Radioactive materials are usually sealed in metal when used in medical devices. Unsecured devices, when paired with conventional explosives, could make a dirty bomb capable of contaminating a city.

Morning Security Brief: Suspicious Power Arrest, Live-Streaming Abuse, HIPAA Breach Consequences, and More

- A man is arrested for mailing more than a hundred envelopes of a powdery substance. Australian police are noticing a new online trend among pedophiles. BlueCross BlueShield pays more than one million dollars after a breach. And more.

CDC: Smartphones Could Increase Disease Surveillance In Developing Countries

- The CDC says smartphones are showing promise as tools to quickly monitor disease outbreaks in developing countries.

Colorado to Discuss Retinal Scans, Fingerprinting to Secure Prescription Drugs

- Colorado lawmakers want to make medication dispensing more secure by requiring biometric verification when patients fill prescriptions, but critics of the plan worry that with the amount of data lawmakers want to collect, information breaches could be more damaging to patients than ever before.

How the Affordable Care Act Could Affect Contract Security Providers

- The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act later this month. It plans to issue a ruling by June. Ralph Brislin, CPP, examines how it could impact contract security companies.

How the Affordable Care Act Could Affect Contract Security

- The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act later this month. It plans to issue a ruling by June. Ralph Brislin, CPP examines how it could impact contract security companies. (ONLINE EXCLUSIVE)

Preparedness

- A bill (H.R. 2405) that would reauthorize an appropriations bill designed to aid in pandemic preparedness has been approved by the House of Representatives. The measure is now pending in the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee.

Public Health Management of Disasters: The Practice Guide

- Healthcare professionals, emergency managers, and government officials will find in this work a comprehensive guide on how to prepare for and respond to disasters.

Intelligence

- Advice on what hospitals need to do if they decide to arm their guards, and a look at the problems of gangs in the military.

Case Study

- A hospital found an access control system that allowed security to maintain control while helping to secure sensitive locations.

'Culture of Tolerance' Enables Violence Against Nurses, Says Hospital Administrator

- An Emergency Nurses Association survey found that most incidences of abuse toward nurses aren't formally reported. One hospital administrator fears that hospital violence has become an accepted occupational hazard.

U.S. Government Asks Science Journals to Redact Flu Research

- National Institute of Health officials are asking two science journals to remove or redact information gathered from flu experiments out of biosecurity concerns.
 




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