Quotables and Stats: Health System Cyber Attacks, Vaccine Lottery, and More

A shocking percentage of companies interviewed stated they had no idea where in their organization sensitive data was located and had no knowledge as to whether or not it was secure...

Sharing life science traceability data is critical to meeting regulations and avoiding bottlenecks.
Sharing life science traceability data is critical to meeting regulations and avoiding bottlenecks.

25,400: THE NUMBER of COVID-19 vaccine shots administered on 5/14/21 in Ohio—two days after the $1 million lottery was announced—making it the highest vaccination day in three weeks.

Source: NBC News

80%: THE PERCENTAGE of companies interviewed that stated they had no idea where in their organization sensitive data was located and had no knowledge as to whether or not it was secure. (Check out: The First Step to Increasing Cybersecurity.)

Source: PMMI’s 2021 Cybersecurity: Assess Your Risk

20%: THE REDUCTION in plastic in GSK’s new Advil bottles from a resin change, representing a 500,000 pound reduction in plastic annually.

Source: GSK Consumer Health

3: AT LEAST three organizations have been awarded a Memorandum of Agreement by the DEA that should soon lead to the ability to grow cannabis for scientific research for medical applications.

Source: MJ Biz Daily

6: THE APPROXIMATE TIME it takes a pharmaceutical manufacturer to onboard on distributor to send EPCIS events for sharing traceability master data, according to a recent HDA panel.


Irish Health System Cyber Attack on 5/14:

“National healthcare services are already under strain from the pandemic, which will make this ransomware attack even more devastating. That fact will not be lost on the hackers.

-Steve Forbes, government security expert at Nominet

Virtual FATs:

“At first, everyone thought virtual FATs were the greatest thing ever. We shipped all the equipment, had great video, glasses. The equipment got on site… six months after, we’re seeing the value of sending an employee on-site. Little things were missed, like insulation… and you would have seen that in the field. Maybe those lessons learned will help us for more virtual [FATs] that we’re doing now. But we’re not as sold on virtual FATs as we were 10 months ago.

-Len Pauzer, Director Process Technology, IPS-Integrated Project Services

Inclusive Design:

"Breaking stereotypes unleashes creativity and drives growth. Degree Inclusive challenges what a deodorant product should be. It's a breakthrough accessible design that genuinely serves the needs of people with visual impairment and upper limb motor disabilities. 

-Aline Santos Farhat, EVP of Global Marketing and Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer at Unilever


   Watch this video on Unilever's inclusive deodorant packaging.


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