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A cyberattack on a unit of UnitedHealth has made pharmacies nationwide unable to get prescriptions to patients. 

The company said in a regulatory filing Thursday that its Change Healthcare unit, which processes prescriptions to tens and thousands of pharmacies across the country, was compromised by a 'suspected nation-state associated cyber security threat actor.'

The hack began on Wednesday, preventing several pharmacies from processing prescriptions to insurance companies.

It's unclear exactly how many pharmacies or patients were affected, but UnitedHealth is the country's largest health insurer, serving about 7.7 million customers. 

A cyberattack on a unit of UnitedHealth has made pharmacies nationwide unable to get prescriptions to patients

A cyberattack on a unit of UnitedHealth has made pharmacies nationwide unable to get prescriptions to patients

Several prescription providers announced that they were impacted by the hack.

CVS Health, which has more than 9,000 pharmacies, said that the hack meant that, 'in certain cases' it was unable to process insurance claims.

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