The FDA has said that Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research databases were hacked near the end of the partial federal government shutdown. The incident could increase scrutiny of the FDA's security procedures as it prepares to release a draft of its IT strategy. "It is FDA's legal obligation to protect companies' trade secrets and confidential commercial information. FDA must have an adequate data security program to meet these obligations," PhRMA Vice President Sascha Haverfield said.

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