Theranos reaches $4.65 million fraud settlement with Arizona
Arizona served as the main testing grounds for Theranos in 2013 when it began to roll out its unproven technology at Walgreens stores across metro Phoenix. The company opened 40 Theranos Wellness Centers in the Valley, and operated a laboratory at Arizona State University’s SkySong office complex in Scottsdale.
Theranos also courted legislators, and Gov. Doug Ducey successfully lobbied for a bill that allowed consumers to order any test without a doctor’s orders. Ducey joined Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes for a bill-signing ceremony at Theranos’ lab in Scottsdale.