Quest subsidiary is Safeway's rebound after Theranos breakup

By Modern Healthcare  |  November 23, 2015

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.

Imbuing art with science is her speciality

Imbuing art with science is her speciality

By Modern Healthcare  |  November 07, 2015

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.

FDA releases Theranos inspection reports

By Adam Rubenfire  |  October 27, 2015

The Food and Drug Administration released inspection documents Tuesday that are critical of lab startup Theranos' device classifications, internal recordkeeping and lab protocols.

Walgreens puts hold on more Theranos centers

By Modern Healthcare  |  October 24, 2015

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.

Blog: Theranos criticizes damning WSJ article

Blog: Theranos criticizes damning WSJ article

By Adam Rubenfire  |  October 15, 2015

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.

Final Stage 3 EHR rule is out, but HHS signals more changes ahead

Final Stage 3 EHR rule is out, but HHS signals more changes ahead

By Joseph Conn  |  October 06, 2015

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.

Philips acquires Florida-based ED consulting firm

By Adam Rubenfire  |  October 06, 2015

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.

Three share Nobel medicine prize for tropical disease drugs

By Associated Press  |  October 05, 2015

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.

Not enough research means Essure use should be limited

By Virgil Dickson  |  September 24, 2015

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.

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