Issue: Volume XX No. 13 - September 30, 2013

Attention Pathologists: Change Is Coming!

IT’S BEEN A BUSY FOUR WEEKS for your editor at THE DARK REPORT. He has traveled to meetings, conducted site visits at a variety of large and small companies serving clinical labs and pathology groups, and even participated in strategic planning sessions for some labs and industry vendors. I asked my colleague to tell me …

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Walgreens To Go National with Lab Tests in Stores

CEO SUMMARY: A disruptive innovation is one that shakes up an entire market or industry. By adding clinical lab testing to its health services offerings in more than 8,100 stores nationwide, Walgreens could disrupt the status quo in the clinical lab industry. Walgreens says its lab partner will offer testing at prices that are less …

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Theranos Won’t Discuss Disruptive Lab Technology

CEO SUMMARY: In a partnership with Walgreens pharmacies, Theranos Inc. announced that it will run clinical lab tests on “micro-samples” and collect these blood samples without venipuncture. Even as Theranos touts the patient-friendly benefits of its proprietary diagnostic technology, it has provided no information about the science that supports this testing and the clinical validations …

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Newsmaker Interview: Adam Slone, Tara Kochis

“When it comes to hiring senior leaders, labs today are more diligent in recruiting and interviewing candidates for key executive and management positions. One reason for this change is the shrinking financial margins at most labs.” —Adam Slone, Founder, Slone Partners CEO SUMMARY: There is a clear shift in the hiring practices of clinical labs …

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Medicaid Suits in Two States Accuse Quest, LabCorp of Fraud

RECENTLY TWO WHISTLEBLOWER LAWSUITS, each alleging Medicaid fraud by Quest Diagnostics Incorporated and Laboratory Corporation of America, have become public knowledge. One case is in Virginia and the other case is in Georgia. Both lawsuits were filed by Hunter Laboratories, LLC, of Campbell, California, and its CEO Chris Riedel. Both lawsuits involve charges of alleged …

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Alberta Lab RFP, FTC, LabMD Biodiagnostic Lab Services Guilty Pleas

ALBERTA PROVINCE MAY SOON BID $3 BILLION CLINICAL LAB CONTRACT NEWS LEAKED ON SEPTEMBER 19 that Alberta Health Services (AHS) is preparing to issue a request for proposal (RFP) to select a company to build a state-of-the clinical laboratory facility to serve Edmonton, Alberta, and the surrounding region. A news report published by the Edmonton …

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Dark Daily

September 30, 2013 “Intelligence: Late Breaking Lab News”

Even as the cost of genetic sequencing falls, the number of gene profiles in data repositories increases. This month, a research project in Boston, Massachusetts, that includes Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Boston Children’s Hospital reported that it now has over 5,000 genetic profiles of tumor DNA in its database. The project …

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