I write about med-tech and medical technology companies for the Minneapolis @StarTribune and I tweet on cybersecurity and other topics.

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I write for the business desk of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, covering advanced medical technology and the companies that make healthcare devices. I cover big companies like Medtronic, Boston Scientific and St. Jude Medical, as well as the smaller firms that make up Minnesota's medtech ecosystem...

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@_JoeCarlson — 4,143 followers, 2,673 tweets

Jul 13, 2017

Our story last year in which we delved deep on summary reporting of old device malfunction reports accepted by FDA:  http://strib.mn/2dj0kJE 

Jul 13, 2017

Here's one of the bigger examples we found last year  http://bit.ly/2vgkpF2  75,000 malfunctions in a few sentences. (Redacted til recently)

Jul 13, 2017

Which is odd when you consider that FDA already allows this kind of reporting, if you know where and how to look.

Jul 13, 2017

The @US_FDA would allow summary reporting of older medical device-malfunction reports under House-passed bill:  http://strib.mn/2ui9aPe 

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