July 2015 was a great month for Theranos as they were approved by the FDA for their herpes virus finger stick test and also the population was now allowed to ask for blood tests without having a doctor's order. Also when the vice president of the FDA came to visit Theranos laboratory, they created an entirely new laboratory on another floor and asked everyone who worked there to stay at home. What they wanted to achieve was a presentation of a laboratory which is automatic and follows all the rules. They managed to do so and through this, they won the confidence of the FDA's vice president.
Meanwhile, Carreyrou was shocked to see that Elizabeth made it again in the Journal with their Herpes test approval. In order to avoid the spreading of any other false information, he talked with Mike Siconolfi, a senior editor, and decided to prepare the article for publication in less than 2 months.