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Wall Of shame : New site feature: Episode 1: Theranos

 Theranos is one of those that literally put lives at risk.If you don't know how Theranos is they claimed to have invented a "minilab" device the size of a desktop PC that claimed to do hundreds of blood tests from a few drops of blood from a finger prick vs 2-3 vials intervenously. The reality is the device could barely do a dozen tests properly with not much accuracy and the machines would break down, get blood everywhere, contaminate samples, etc.  The company got deal with wallgreens to have "wellness centers" with the machines. They ended up not working, and millions of test results were voided. Peoples lives were at risk because the tests weren't conducted properly and would give erroneous results. They got a buncha celeb board members from govt officials, and everyone but any legit medical scientists on purpose because Elizabeth Holmes, CEO of Theranos knew that if they did there would be lots of doubt and demand to fix the machines she couldn&#