Breaking News: Crisis at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

On June 7, 2013, the Attorney General of Colorado in an unprecedented move released the findings of a report into the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and blood ethanol testing. It paints a very grim picture of undereducated, undertrained and unsupervised work. You can read the full report here. Later this week, we will be using the findings as a microcosm of everything that is prevalent and wrong in HS-GC-FID for EtOH training in the United States today.

There should be public acknowledgment of General Suthers for disclosing this information. He did justice by doing so.

It has almost got to the point that when there is a new laboratory scandal discovered, it provokes a yawn in me. Isn’t that sad?!? You know what happened when there was half the scandals in the clinical world? The Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act (CLIA)!

Where is FLIA?!?!?

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