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Calif. hospital missing info on 49,000 patients

Kaiser Permanente has warned 49,000 patients that a computer flash drive containing some of their private details has gone missing from the Anaheim Medical Center.

The health care provider says the drive was reported missing in September from a secure area of the nuclear medicine department and may have been misplaced.

The drive was a backup that contained unencrypted data on patient names, birth dates and medication details – but not Social Security numbers. Patients were notified of the loss last week.