Theranos Limits Use of Blood Test Technology

Medscape Medical News, October 16, 2015. Theranos, the clinical lab company revolutionizing its industry with low-cost finger-prick tests, is limiting the use of its tiny blood vials to assays approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), company CEO Elizabeth Holmes said yesterday.

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Would Washington’s FDA Fix Cure the Patients or the Drug Industry?

ProPublica, October 20, 2015. In Congress, however, things are looking better for the manufacturers. Legislation is advancing that would speed up the FDA’s approval process for medications and medical devices, offering a rare example of how major initiatives can get traction even in today’s gridlocked Washington.

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Bernie Sanders Opposes Califf for FDA Post Cites Industry Ties

Mad in America, October 16, 2015. Current presidential hopeful and longtime Vermont independent senator, Bernie Sanders, said that he will vote against Robert Califf’s nomination to lead the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Sanders explained his opposition by citing Califf’s extensive ties to the pharmaceutical companies that he would be in charge of regulating.

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