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Theranos Story Gets the Miniseries Treatment on Hulu

Those who want more of the Theranos story can get their fill now that The Dropout, a miniseries starring Amanda Seyfried as founder Elizabeth Holmes, has launched on streaming service Hulu. Premiering on March 3, the series currently has a 7.4/10 rating on

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Report Highlights Serious Concerns About Marketing of NIPTs

Noninvasive prenatal tests (NIPTs) have taken a lot of flak recently and now a new report is throwing more dirt on the marketing side of these tests. The Hastings Center Report study, released on March 9, assessed all English-language brochures for consumers of...

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New Special Prosecutor to Crack Down on COVID-19 Relief Fraud

Weeks after the COVID-19 public health emergency was declared, Congress passed a pair of massive bills—the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) and Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES)—providing trillions of dollars in relief for...

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Certain Gut Microbes May Identify Pancreatic Cancer Sooner

A specific panel of gut microbes may identify pancreatic cancer, irrespective of how far the disease has progressed, suggests research published online in the journal Gut. The findings offer hope of a new non-invasive method of diagnosing this hard to treat...

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COVID-19 Revenues Bubble Hasn’t Burst, But It Is Leaking

What a difference a year makes. In Q4 2021, COVID-19 testing demand was cresting and lab companies with COVID-19 products were posting record—and ultimately unsustainable—revenue growth. Compared to this baseline, 15 of the 31 companies that had reported their...

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Labs in Court Weekly Roundup

Court cases involving the lab and health care industries from this past week and a half have centered mostly on fraud. In addition to those cases, a former doctor was charged for unlawfully distributing opioid pills and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and...

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