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 April 2016, the FDA threatened to revoke the federal license for Theranos’s Arizona lab, stating that its earlier concerns had not been fully addressed.
If you used a Theranos clinic to perform blood testing, you may want to want to undergo additional testing at another lab facility.
If you believe that Theranos testing was inaccurate and failed to diagnose a medical condition, this may be considered as medical malpractice. If you believe 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: April 14, 2016