Energy and Commerce Committee

Oversight and Investigations


Committee Leaders Press HHS, Merck for Information Following ‘NotPetya’ Malware Outbreak

09.20.2017

WASHINGTON, DC – Energy and Commerce Committee leaders today sent letters to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Merck regarding the NotPetya malware and potential nexus with the drug supply. The letters were signed by Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Tim Murphy (R-PA).

“On June 27, 2017, a malware infection spread across the globe, affecting the networks and digital assets of companies across a wide range of sectors. The malware – commonly referenced as ‘Petya,’ ‘NotPetya,’ ‘NietPetya,’...

Press Release

Letters to HHS and Merck Regarding Cyber Threats to Medical Supplies

09.20.2017

Excerpt: “On June 27, 2017, a malware infection spread across the globe, affecting the networks and digital assets of companies across a wide range of sectors. The malware – commonly referenced as ‘Petya,’ ‘NotPetya,’ ‘NietPetya,’ among other names – leveraged a known vulnerability to gain access to systems and networks which were then encrypted, rendering them useless to the owners of those assets. While the malware was largely contained after the initial outbreak, it had successfully compromised businesses around the world. Known victims come from a variety of sectors...

Letter

Letter to GAO Requesting Review of FDA’s Assessments, Billings, and Collections of Tobacco User Fees

09.20.2017

Excerpt: "Given the importance of user fees to FDA’s regulation of tobacco products and the length of time since the user fee final rule, the committee believes this is a reasonable time to conduct a financial review and evaluate the implementation of the new user fee rule at FDA."

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Letter

Oversight and Investigations

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