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    Arizona plans to sue Theranos over faulty blood tests

    Arizona plans to sue Theranos over faulty blood tests

    Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich is soliciting outside legal counsel to pursue a consumer fraud lawsuit against the beleaguered blood testing startup Theranos, according to a document posted on the state’s procurement website. Brnovich has so far declined to comment on any action, but the document contends Theranos may have defrauded customers in the state and the office is… Read More

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    Walgreens is suing Theranos for $140 million in Delaware

    Walgreens is suing Theranos for $140 million in Delaware

    Walgreens has filed a lawsuit against blood analysis company Theranos. Walgreens was once Theranos’ biggest partner and the startup used several of the drugstore chain’s Arizona store locations as testing sites. However, Walgreens formally severed ties with the startup in June, citing the myriad bad test results and a federal investigation as the reason for ending the… Read More

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    Ex-Theranos customer files a lawsuit claiming faulty blood tests contributed to his heart attack

    Ex-Theranos customer files a lawsuit claiming faulty blood tests contributed to his heart attack

    Theranos is now steeped in an avalanche of legal woes, including a suit filed Monday, July 19 by an ex-customer alleging the company’s faulty blood tests caused him to have a heart attack. The lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court in Arizona, and first reported in Ars Technica, is now one of at least nine civil suits Theranos faces after an onslaught of investigations into the… Read More

  • Walgreens formally cuts ties with Theranos

    Walgreens formally cuts ties with Theranos

    Walgreens has terminated its three-year partnership with blood analysis startup Theranos, citing the myriad bad test results and an ongoing federal investigation as the reason for ending the relationship “effective immediately.” Theranos promised the drugstore chain it could detect hundreds of diseases using just one drop of blood – a promise which turned out to be too good to… Read More

  • Walgreens extends its developer efforts with two new APIs

    Walgreens extends its developer efforts with two new APIs

    Walgreens (yes, that Walgreens — the one that also owns Duane Reade and is trying to buy Rite Aid for $17.2 billion) has long offered a number of tools for developers who want to plug into both its retail and pharmacy business. Today, the company is extending this program with the launch of two new APIs. The company launched its API program back in 2012 with a service that allowed… Read More

  • Walgreens wants customers to check their own mental health online

    Walgreens wants customers to check their own mental health online

    Walgreens, the largest drug retailing chain in the U.S., has launched a partnership with Mental Health America, and a telehealth company MDLIVE, to encourage people to screen themselves for mental health problems, and if they need to, seek help from a therapist online. More than 20% of American adults between the ages of 18 and 49 are dealing with some form of mental illness, whether… Read More

  • Walgreens Becomes First Retailer To Integrate Its Loyalty Program With Apple Pay

    Walgreens Becomes First Retailer To Integrate Its Loyalty Program With Apple Pay

    Drug store chain Walgreens announced this morning its loyalty program will now be available through Apple Pay – making it the first U.S. retailer to integrate their customer rewards platform with Apple’s mobile payments service. The added support will allow the chain’s over 85 million Balance Rewards members the ability to use Apple Pay at checkout using either their iPhone… Read More

  • 13 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

    13 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

    This week, we watched an NBA game in virtual reality, a number of tech companies reported earnings, and we went hands-on with the OnePlus X Android phone. These are our best stories. Read More

  • Walgreens Halts Theranos Testing Center Expansion

    Walgreens Halts Theranos Testing Center Expansion

    Walgreens won’t be going forward with any plans to open up more Theranos Wellness Centers until it can “understand the truth,” behind recent questioning of the blood work startup’s technology, according to the Wall Street Journal. Walgreens and Theranos announced a partnership in September 2013, allowing Theranos to offer its lab testing services at Walgreens… Read More

  • Postmates And Walgreens Team Up For On-Demand Delivery

    Postmates And Walgreens Team Up For On-Demand Delivery

    Walgreens just announced an official partnership with on-demand startup Postmates to offer same-day delivery for, initially, a flat delivery fee of $4.99. The on-demand delivery service via Postmates will be available at 600 Walgreens (known as Duane Reade in some parts of the U.S.) stores throughout the country. Postmates has always offered on-demand deliveries of items sold at Walgreens… Read More