"An Inside Look At The Theranos Direct-To-Consumer Experience"http://www.forbes.com/sites/danmunro/2015/07/13/an-inside-look-at-the-theranos-direct-to-consumer-experience/
The one test I took certainly lived up to any retail expectation I had and was frictionless, pain-free and low-cost. It also includes a new consumer experience that’s been a long time coming ‒ and in some health circles ‒ equally controversial. Direct access to my own clinical data.
"Why I Believe My Theranos Blood Test Was Inaccurate And Useless"https://medium.com/@danmunro/why-i-believe-my-theranos-blood-test-was-inaccurate-and-useless-7854ed96f4ef#.9x35kn6hr
I do have a very nicely designed PDF — that was delivered securely — with some numbers from the test I took in July. It may be suitable for legal discovery in a court action, but I have zero confidence in any of the numbers relative to the blood test I paid for. It’s easy to see why consumers feel betrayed by this company. I’m one of them.
"Theranos phenomenon: promises and fallacies"http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/cclm.2015.53.issue-7/cclm-2015-0356/cclm-2015-0356.xml
Theranos, promises to revolutionize diagnostics by offering multi-analyte testing at low prices in commercial outlets, thus challenging the current paradigm of targeted and centralized diagnostic testing
most of the company’s claims are exaggerated
I also draw attention of associated issues, such as self-testing and self-interpretation of results, over-testing, over-diagnosis and over-treatment, along with their associated harms.
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"Running A Few Tests On Theranos: Can Elizabeth Holmes Revolutionize Diagnostics?"http://www.forbes.com/sites/matthewherper/2015/07/15/giving-theranos-a-few-tests/
“Someone in need comes to you and, because they don’t have the right kind of insurance that can allow the price of these lab tests to be low, you charge them thousands of dollars for a lab test? There’s something wrong with that. We believe very strongly that these tests need to be affordable, and they need to be operator consistent, with transparent prices, and that needs to happen in a way that an average person can afford them.”
"Fixing The Laws That Let Theranos Hide Data Won't Be Easy"http://www.wired.com/2015/10/fixing-the-laws-that-let-theranos-hide-data-wont-be-easy/
But Theranos isn’t required to show its data to anyone except the occasional government inspector, because it is regulated by a special set of rules that effectively let clinical labs police their own tests. Called the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments, these regulations were meant to strike a balance between in-lab innovation and government-sanctioned safety.