STAT+: Theranos whistleblower Tyler Shultz on lessons learned, venture capital, and shutting down his own business

During the worst moments at Theranos, Tyler Shultz ran. To burn off the stress, he logged 20 miles at a clip in the mountains. And when that didn’t work, he…

SAN FRANCISCO — During the worst moments at Theranos, Tyler Shultz ran. To burn off the stress, he logged 20 miles at a clip in the mountains. And when that didn’t work, he drank alcohol.

“I was just totally isolated,” Shultz said. “I was told that the only people I could talk to about this were my wife, my priest, and my lawyer. And I wasn’t married, I’m not religious, and my lawyers are extremely expensive.”

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