Henry Schein to pay $250,000 to settle FTC charges

Henry Schein has agreed to pay $250,000 to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it falsely advertised the level of encryption provided by its Dentrix G5 software for dentists’ practices.

The distributor of medical, dental and veterinary products also agreed to notify customers who bought the software during the two-year period when the company made the misleading statements that it, in fact, does not provide industry-standard encryption.

A system called Advanced Encryption Standard is recommended as the industry standard by the National Institute of Standards and Technology to safeguard . . .

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