The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has alerted users of a computerized infusion pump, which communicates with hospital information systems via a wired or wireless connection over facility network infrastructures, that it has serious cybersecurity vulnerabilities that could put patient safety at risk.

As a result, the FDA has strongly encouraged acute and non-acute healthcare facilities, such as nursing homes and outpatient care centers, which are currently using the Hospira Symbiq Infusion System to discontinue use of these pumps and find alternative infusion systems as soon as possible.

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