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Healthcare Coalitions

- The healthcare industry, like other sectors, should form regional planning coalitions of service providers to ensure continuity during catastrophic health events, according to the Center for Biosecurity of UPMC.

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- A new surveillance system helps Southside Medical Center offer succor in a secure environment.

India: Prime Minister's Security May Have Led to a Death By Slowing Access to Hospital Services

- The visit of Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to a hospital convocation on Tuesday is alleged to have led to the death of a desperately ill man, after Singh's security detail blocked the car holding the man from entering the hospital gates.

Clinic Ups Security Due to Anger Over Swine Flu Vaccine Shortage

- A health clinic in Terre Haute, Indiana, is bolstering its security for fear swine flu vaccine shortages could lead to unrest.

Trial of Man Who Allegedly Killed Hospital Security Guard Begins

- A trial in Springfield, Missouri, that began yesterday underscores the dangers that hospital staff and security face regularly in the emergency room.

"Superbug" Fears Remote, But Swine Flu Fitter Than Other Strains

- Researchers experimenting with various flu strains in ferrets found no evidence that a supervirulent hybrid flu strain could arise but did discover that swine flu outcompetes other flu strains, reports the University of Maryland Newsdesk.

Fake Medicines Require Global Remedy

- International cooperation is necessary to combat the illegal global trade in dangerous counterfeit and substandard pharmaceuticals, panelists argued at an American Enterprise Institute event.

Experts Divided on Stockpiling Medicine as Flu Season Approaches

- The New Scientist asked 60 experts whether they are taking personal precautions as the autumn flu season approaches.

Drug-Resistant Swine Flu Arises and Then Dies in Danish Patient

- A drug-resistant strain of swine flu appeared in a Danish patient and then apparently died out before the infection could spread.

Taking the Trauma Out of Security

- When a new approach to psychiatric ward security caused resentment between security and clinical staff, a security training and shadowing program fostered teamwork and improved performance.

Dynamic Swine Flu Threat Will Persist Through 2010, Experts Say

- The U.S. public health sector faces the monumental challenge of administering two separate flu shots per person this coming winter, not to mention as many as three per child, according to a top vaccinologist.

Hackers Compromise 160,000 Student Healthcare Records at Berkeley, Mills College

- Hackers broke into the computer databases of the University of California-Berkeley's health services center, compromising about 160,000 student health records, including 3,400 students from Mills College.

Swine Flu Infections Rise to 245; U.S. in "Upswing," CDC Says

- The total number of people with confirmed swine flu infections climbed to 245 yesterday in 35 states as laboratories caught up on a backlog of lab tests, the Associated Press reports.

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