Walgreens to offer affordable and needle-free blood tests in more stores (updated)

“You might still think of Walgreens as a corner drugstore chain, but the company aims to be much more than that. In its quest to become a “healthcare leader,” Walgreens recently teamed up with Silicon Valley startup Theranos, which boasts a new and innovative blood testing method developed by founder Elizabeth Holmes (above). In fact, a Walgreens in Palo Alto started offering blood tests from within its premises last year, followed by over 40 stores in Phoenix. Now, according to Walgreens exec Tim Theriault, the company could eventually offer this in-store blood test in locations across the country– a move that has huge implications, as Theranos’ tests are much cheaper, quicker to do and a lot more efficient than its more traditional counterparts.”

Source: www.engadget.com

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