US patient records faxed to herbal pill firm

Wednesday, 8 February 2006, 12:39 AM EST

US doctors have been mistakenly faxing confidential information on hundreds of patients to a small Canadian distributor of herbal remedies.

North Regent Rx has been at the receiving end of reams of sensitive information including people's names addresses, social security numbers, medical histories and salaries because its fax number is similar to one used by Prudential Financial's insurance group.

At The Register.

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