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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 — 4,204 followers, 2,706 tweets

So the Aspen Institute's "Call for Big Ideas" to combat opioid abuse leads to a 133-page report. Very last recommendation: "Study methods for treating pain, both acute and chronic, so prescribers and patients can select options other than opioids." Really, this is the last idea?
Proposed rules that could have changed how companies market the 'intended uses' of their medical devices, which had been slipped into a larger proposal about tobacco, are now being taken out and delayed indefinitely  http://bit.ly/2Fx2EYe 
3M wins dismissal of dozens of Bair Hugger lawsuits filed in state court  http://strib.mn/2qTs3bk  some 4,000+ federal cases remain active
@business I bought a iPhone 6S last month because it still has the separate headphone port. Since then I've used the power and headphone ports simultaneously many times. Very glad with my decision.
RT @_ToddStone: “It is unacceptable for a company to use company-sponsored literature with misleading data to try to show that its…
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