Safeway is partnering up with Sonora Quest Laboratories after dumping Theranos. Sonora, a joint venture of Banner Health and Quest Diagnostics, will open patient-service centers in Arizona Safeway stores, starting with a north Scottsdale location already open.
Some might describe the painting of soft purple bamboo flowers floating in a pale green pond as tranquil. Physicians and scientists, however, might see something else: cellular structures in the gastrointestinal system.
The average price that healthcare facilities paid for cardiac mapping systems was 50% higher between June and August as compared with the same period last year.
The Food and Drug Administration released inspection documents Tuesday that are critical of lab startup Theranos' device classifications, internal recordkeeping and lab protocols.
Walgreens Boots Alliance has placed a temporary hold on expanding Theranos blood-testing centers after an all-day meeting at the startup company's headquarters in Palo Alto, Calif., the Wall Street Journal reported late Friday.
St. Jude Medical reported a dip in earnings due to rising income taxes and declining sales of implantable cardioverter defibrillators, pacemakers and some cardiovascular products.
Lab startup Theranos is in hot water after a Wall Street Journal article accused the Palo Alto, Calif.-based company of misleading regulators and rarely conducting tests on its proprietary equipment that claims to process lab tests with just a few drops of blood.
The Obama administration, under pressure to ease its mandates for the use of electronic health records, issued regulations for the current and final stages of its incentive program for the technology. But officials also acknowledged the new rules are almost guaranteed to be revised.
The Dutch technology giant and medical equipment manufacturer Royal Philips will buy Orlando, Fla.-based Blue Jay Consulting. Philips won't disclose the financial details of the transaction, which is due to close in the fourth quarter, pending customary closing conditions.
On Monday, Tu Youyou won the Nobel Prize in Medicine for her work in synthesizing artemisinin. The drug is a product of the Vietnam War, during which malaria was disabling more of Vietnamese troops than American bombs.
A Chinese scientist who turned to ancient texts to discover a powerful malaria drug shared the Nobel Prize in medicine on Monday with American and Japanese researchers whose discoveries have raised hopes of eliminating other tropical diseases.
A panel of independent experts Thursday told the U.S. Food and Drug Administration that not enough research was done to prove the safety of a permanent female sterilization device it approved 13 years ago, and that it should limit its use. Activists wanted Essure pulled from the market.