• The FDA and Department of Homeland Security are calling for the end of use of Hospira's Symbiq infusion pump because it lacks security and is vulnerable to unauthorized users and attacks.
  • The device's pumps deliver medication for extended periods and can be controlled remotely, without any type of username or password, by navigating the hospital's network.
  • There have been no reported hacking incidents and the company had ceased to make the pumps for unrelated reasons in 2013 and is working with those facilities where the device is still being used to update the noted vulnerabilities until an alternative is available.

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