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Sixth person fired in alleged health privacy breach

October 24, 2012

The sixth person in an alleged privacy breach involving people’s medical records has been fired. A spokesman with B.C.’s health ministry confirms the employee has received a letter as such, but he wouldn’t provide any details. The seventh person implicated remains suspended. The incident surfaced earlier this year as an alleged misuse of medical data [...]

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B.C. halts research by drug watchdog

September 30, 2012

As the B.C Health Ministry’s probe into an alleged privacy breach continues, an independent research group that acts as a drug safety watchdog for British Columbians has learned its government contracts and funding have been suspended. Vancouver Sun – News / Vancouver

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A freeze on some drug research companies will be lifted soon

September 20, 2012
A freeze on some drug research companies will be lifted soon

The BC government is lifting a freeze on at least some drug research contracts in the wake of an alleged privacy breach.  Health Minister Margaret MacDiarmid says the freeze should be lifted in the next few days.  ”I’m happy to announce that in the next few days we will be able to restart just over [...]

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Senior research director suing over suspension by B.C. Ministry of Health

September 18, 2012

A senior research director suspended without pay for his role in an alleged privacy breach in the Ministry of Health is suing the province for defamation and wrongful dismissal. Vancouver Sun – News / Vancouver

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Another worker fired in health breach scandal

September 14, 2012

Health Minister Margaret MacDiarmid says another staffer has been fired in the privacy breach scandal. “There is one further ministry employee that has been terminated so there in total are two people that remain suspended (without pay) and five individuals have been terminated. This goes back to the investigation that has been ongoing since earlier [...]

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