In 2013, Walgreens Pharmacy announced that it had partnered with Theranos, a blood testing company that had developed a new way of testing blood for medical conditions that did not require vials full of blood as old testing protocols had. Walgreens immediately set up Theranos Wellness Clinics in some of its Arizona pharmacies. While Theranos stated that its blood testing methods and machine had been approved, FDA regulators disagreed. In October, 2015, The FDA questioned Theranos’ blood testing devices, the accuracy of its test results, and its lab practices.
In May, 2016, Theranos itself “voided” all of the results of its blood work for the past two years. This means that Theranos cannot guarantee the accuracy of any of its test results. The company is now in the process of issuing revised blood tests which in some cases are different than the original results reported to patients and doctors.
If you used a Theranos/Walgreens clinic to perform blood testing, you may want to want to undergo additional testing at another lab facility. If you believe that your Theranos testing was inaccurate and failed to diagnose a medical condition, and that you were injured as a result of improper testing by Theranos and Walgreens, please give us a call to schedule a free evaluation. We have handled many medical malpractices cases resulting in multi-million dollar awards for our clients.
Author: Serena C. Montague
Publication Date: May 26, 2016