Apr 17, 2017

Theranos settles with federal regulators

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Theranos, the embattled blood-testing company, said on Monday it has reached an agreement with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to resolve its regulatory issues.

The terms: CMS has reversed its revocation of Theranos's CLIA operating license, though the company maintains that it won't operate or own a lab for at least the next two years, which is in line with its recent business shift to building a device to sell to clinics. Theranos will pay $30,000 to settle its fines.

Why it matters: Following a series of reports by the Wall Street Journal starting in October 2015 that raised questions about the company's technology, Theranos has faced scrutiny from regulators, lost business partners, voided some of its test results, and shut down its clinics in an attempt to retool its business model.

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Pentagon watchdog sidelined by Trump resigns

Fine testiying before the Senate Judiciary Committee in 2017. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Glenn Fine, the Pentagon's principal deputy inspector general, submitted his resignation on Tuesday.

Why it matters: President Trump removed Fine as the Pentagon's acting inspector general in April 7 after a group of independent federal watchdogs selected him to lead the Pandemic Response Accountability Committee, which was set up to oversee the rollout of the $2 trillion coronavirus relief bill.

New York reports lowest number of daily coronavirus deaths since March

The number of daily new coronavirus cases and deaths reported in New York was the lowest since the state started its lockdown in March, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday, calling Memorial Day a "pivot point" for New York.

By the numbers: 73 New Yorkers died from coronavirus in the past 24 hours, and 200 people tested positive. Hospitalizations and intubations also decreased.