The Federal Trade Commission is taking action against medical laboratory services firm LabMD for enabling patient information to be accessible on a peer-to-peer file sharing network, which resulted in identity theft. LabMD vigorously disputes the charges.

In a complaint filed against the Atlanta-based company, FTC alleges that billing information for more than 9,000 patients was found on the network, and information on at least 500 patients were found in the hands of identity thieves.

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