Phillip Jeffrey

Blood-Testing Startup Theranos Voids Test Results Dating Back 2 Years

Blood-testing startup Theranos started from a useful idea: why are we all carrying around tiny phonecomputers in our pockets, while the basic technology behind lab tests hasn’t changed much? The company developed new equipment that uses only a few drops of blood to run standard lab tests. The startup was worth billions, and partnered wtih Walgreens for in-store blood testing centers. Then it ran into a tiny problem with health regulators: the new tests didn’t work as well as advertised. [More]

The News is Full of Sweet, Sweet, Bitter Ironies

The News is Full of Sweet, Sweet, Bitter Ironies

• Sometimes it’s best to let headlines speak for themselves. [LAT] “Hooters’ Benefit for L.A. Animal Services Is a Bust”