The FDA Agrees Hospitals Should Stop Using Hackable Drug Pumps

Last month, we received the cool and totally non-alarming news that drug infusion pumps manufactured by Hospira could be easily hacked over a network. The company has stopped making the pumps, and now the FDA has concluded that yes, hospitals should probably stop using them too.

Source: The FDA Agrees Hospitals Should Stop Using Hackable Drug Pumps

It was in the 90s that a string of friends had to have their appendix removed.  For at least one, the appendix had already burst… 😦

More to the topic onhand though, one of the friends remarked when I visited that they knew the code to their IV drug dispenser after having watched the nurse.  It was “1234”, or some such.  It’s funny to recall, but I really would not recommend altering your dose.