Walgreens is starting to interrupt up with Theranos
The dangerous information simply retains piling on for Theranos, following yesterday’s announcement from the US authorities that its blood testing know-how “jeopardizes” sufferers’ well being. Walgreens, the corporate’s foremost retail companion, stated at the moment that it will be shutting down its Theranos Wellness Middle in Palo Alto, California. Moreover, the pharmacy will not ship blood samples to Theranos’ lab in Newark, New Jersey. And, to prime all of it off, Walgreens additionally says that blood checks from one of many forty Theranos Wellness Facilities it hosts in Arizona should go to a 3rd-social gathering lab, or Theranos’ Phoenix lab, not the Newark facility.
Theranos constructed up a fame as a ahead-considering well being know-how firm after creating a blood testing gadget that requires just a few drops of blood, quite than bigger vials of blood. However its know-how has come into query over the previous yr; in October, the FDA revealed that it had authorised solely one in every of Theranos’ finger prick checks (for herpes), out of the one hundred exams the startup initially claimed. At that time, Walgreens halted an enlargement of Theranos’ check facilities to the remainder of its shops, so in the present day’s announcement is not too shocking.
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