PPLA - The Pharmaceutical Literature Association; We're fighting to keep medication information on paper - for patient health and safety


Read the latest developments on the effort to retain access to vital information about your medicines.

10.06.2018 Packaging Inserts Include Important Medication Information, Legal Reader

04.02.2018 Years-old breach in metro Boston could affect thousands -- HealthData Management

03.27.2018 Atlanta's city government has been hobbled by a cyberattack and is doing some business with ink and paper -- The New York Times

03.20.2018 Finger Lakes Health hobbled by ransomware attack -- HealthData Management

03.01.18 Why bots pose an increasing challenge to healthcare organizations -- HealthData Management

01.23.18 Physician practices report lost revenue and patient care disruptions following Allscripts ransonware attack -- FierceHealthcare

01.16.18 Hancock Health pays $55K to release hospital files following ransomware attack -- FierceHealthcare

05.23.17 6 weeks after going back to pen and paper, Buffalo hospital CEO sees ransomware as a call to arms -- FierceHealthcare

05.2016 Counterfeit Drugs Are Flooding the Nation's Pharmacies and Hospitals -- AARP Bulletin

12.05.16 Healthcare gets a 'D' on cybersecurity report card -- FierceHealthcare

11.22.16 A Trumpian Cure for the FDA's Chronic Lethargy -- The Wall Street Journal (subscription required)

10.21.16 Hackers Used New Weapons to Disrupt Major Websites Across U.S. -- The New York Times

08.13.16 Is Your Breakfast Messing Up Your Medicine? Drug Inserts Contain Vital Information -- The People's Pharmacy

02.16.16 Hackers Take Down L.A. Hospital's Wireless Medical Devices -- Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry

02.15.16 Hackers are holding a California hospital's network hostage for $3.6 million -- The Verge

09.16.15 Paper Beats Digital In Many Ways, According to Neuroscience -- Forbes

08.03.15 IT, EHR go dark at 13-hospital system -- All IT systems went dark, "including clinical, revenue cycle, e-mail, word programs and other applications" -- Healthcare IT News

07.27.15 Arizona's Gila River leader says lack of broadband is harming tribal, rural areas -- Latina Lista

06.04.15 Chinese breach data of 4 million federal workers -- The Washington Post

06.2015 Disparities in Individuals' Access and Use of Health IT in 2013 -- The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology

05.19.15 Hackers just did something VERY scary -- The Kim Komando Show

12.22.14 Letter from The Honorable Susan M. Collins, Senator from Maine, to US Food & Drug Administration Commissioner Margaret A. Hamburg

12.17.14 Joint Letter from The PPLA and American Forest & Paper Association to the US Food & Drug Administration and the Office of Information & Regulatory Affairs

11.16.14 There's Still Something Special About Paper Syndicated article published in The Buffalo News

04.04.14 National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) letter to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Letter urges government agencies to suspend plans to issue the pending proposed regulation “Electronic Distribution of Prescribing Information for Human Prescription Drugs Including Biological Products”

03.03.14 Consumers need low-tech options for essential services Appeared in the hard copy of the San Francisco Chronicle under the title: "Making services paperless leaves far too many behind"

08.02.13 Klicker: Ensure quality by keeping printed pharmaceutical instructions – Kane County Chronicle

08.02.13 Another Voice: Congress should preserve medication inserts – The Buffalo News

07.29.13 Medication info: The internet is not enough – StarTribune

07.16.13 PPLA Says GAO Report on E-Labeling Supports Argument Against House Bill – PMPNews.com

06.24.13 Cincinnati Printing Jobs are at Risk – Cincinnati Business Courier

06.05.13 Reading the fine print: Finch Paper Co. irked by plans to ditch prescription papers – PostStar.com

06.03.13 Opponents: Switching to Electronic Drug Info Could Imperil Maine Paper Jobs – Maine Public Broadcasting Network

06.03.13 Governor Calls on Congress to Reject Legislation that puts 600 Northern Maine Jobs at Risk – Maine.gov

06.03.13 Finch fears paper cut from Congress – The Business Review

06.03.13 Finch Paper opposes paperless provision in drug tracking bill – Capitol Confidential

06.03.13 Anti-fraud bill opposed – Finch TimesUnion.com