Closely held Intarcia Therapeutics Inc. said its implantable drug-delivery pump proved superior to Merck MRK -0.42 % & Co.’s top-selling drug Januvia in helping diabetes patients control blood sugar in a head-to-head clinical trial. The matchstick-size pump, called ITCA 650, is loaded with a year’s supply of the widely used diabetes drug exenatide and implanted […]

The US Food and Drug Administration is now “strongly encouraging” hospitals not to use a leading brand of drug pump over hacking fears. Hospira, which made the Symbiq Infusion System pump, had already discontinued the product for business reasons. The devices were previously revealed to be hackable by an independent researcher. Hey, check out all […]

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday advised hospitals not to use Hospira Inc’s Symbiq infusion system, saying a security vulnerability could allow cyber attackers to take remote control of the system. The agency issued the advisory some 10 days after the U.S. Department of Homeland Security warned of the vulnerability in the pump, […]