Thursday, January 28, 2016

Walgreens tells Theranos to stop sending lab tests to California lab (WBA)

From The Verge:
The drugstore chain has also suspended lab services at its Palo Alto store

The drugstore chain Walgreens told Theranos to stop sending clinical lab tests to its Newark, California lab today. Walgreens has also decided to immediately suspend Theranos laboratory testing services at its store in Palo Alto, California. The decision, which will affect Theranos Wellness Centers located inside Walgreens, comes a day after a warning letter sent to Theranos was made public by the US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

"Walgreens informed Theranos that tests collected at 40 Theranos Wellness Centers located at stores in Arizona must be sent only to Theranos’ certified lab in the Phoenix area or to an accredited third-party lab for analysis," a Walgreens statement explains. "No patient samples will be sent to the Newark lab until all issues raised by CMS have been fully resolved."...MORE
HT the story was out there: The Fly
The Letter: US Government Says Theranos Lab Poses 'Immediate Jeopardy to Patient Safety'---UPDATED