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Intel Briefing – July 2013

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Walgreens to pay $80 million for oxycodone violations.
Walgreens reached a settlement with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) to pay $80 million in fines to end a probe into allegations they allowed millions of controlled substances to reach the black market. The DEA also suspended the controlled substances licenses for Walgreens’ Jupiter, Florida distribution center until September 2014 and six of its Florida pharmacies until May 2014 in what is the largest civil penalty paid under the Controlled Substances Act in DEA history.

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NFL bans big bags, backpacks, large purses at stadiums.
Beginning with the 2013 football season, the NFL will limit size and type of bags fans bring to games to speed up stadium entry and enhance security. The new policy only permits clear plastic, vinyl, or think plastic handbags into stadiums with some exceptions for necessary medical items.

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ICS-CERT warns about medical devices with hard-coded passwords.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT) issued alerts stating about 300 different surgical and anesthesia devices, ventilators, drug infusion pumps, external defibrillators, patient monitors, and laboratory and analysis equipment were found to have hard-coded passwords. Hackers could take advantage of this vulnerability and change devices’ crucial settings or even modify firmware.

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2012-’13 Ram trucks recalled for two problems.
Chrysler announced two recalls involving model year 2012 and 2013 Ram trucks. One recall involves around 30,000 model year 2013 Ram 1500, 2500, and 3500 vehicles with malfunctioning turn signals, while the other involves around 6,900 model year 2012 Ram 4500 and 5500 vehicles due to possible front axle damage.

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