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Delaware Guidance pays ransom to get its records back

A Wilmington-based provider of social and behavioral health services contends it paid a digital ransom to unlock records encrypted by ransomware. Delaware Guidance Services executives say the December 2018 attack affected its data servers, encrypting records that could not be opened. To secure release, the organization paid an undisclosed amount of ransom and received a… Read More »

DTC tax deductions back on the chopping block—and this time, the ax might just fall

The new Senate is once again sharpening its ax to cut pharma’s DTC advertising tax deduction. But this time, the measure is backed by a powerhouse group of well-known Democrats, including several who’ve said they’re interested in becoming the party’s 2020 presidential nominee. The reintroduced three-page bill would amend the IRS tax code to remove the full… Read More »

How Montreal surgeons took apart and pieced back together the skull of a young hydrocephalus patient

On Nov. 5, a pediatric team led by Dr. Alexander Weil and Dr. Daniel Borsuk performed a 12-hour operation on a two-year-old girl with hydrocephalus at Montreal’s CHU Sainte-Justine hospital. They cut into the child’s scalp from ear to ear, removed her skull in pieces, drained nearly two litres of fluid from her brain and… Read More »