US officials ban Theranos CEO from running laboratories for two years

BMJ 2016; 354 doi: (Published 08 July 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;354:i3824
  1. Michael McCarthy
  1. Seattle

US federal regulators have banned Elizabeth Holmes, the founder and chief executive officer of the biotechnology company Theranos, from operating blood testing laboratories for at least two years and have revoked the company’s laboratory certification, a company press release announced on 7 July.

The California based company’s executives had promised to revolutionize the blood testing industry with a technology that Theranos said would make it possible to run multiple …

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