I write about medical technology companies for the Minneapolis @StarTribune, and I tweet on cybersecurity. PGP: bit.ly/2xLGrAx

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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 — 4,237 followers, 2,710 tweets

@BellmontPR @FayCortez @newmarker @mspbjGrayson Likewise, I had a great time speaking on the panel, meeting with colleagues, and debating Manny V. Thank you for the invite!
Cyber sleuths zooming in on vulnerabilities in heart-device programmers  http://strib.mn/2p8WgPs 
Medtronic acknowledges slow response to cybersecurity vulnerability in programming tool for its implantable defibrillators  http://strib.mn/2Fp1voe 
Study report in NEJM finds bigger window of time for treating major stroke victims with mechanical thrombectomy  http://strib.mn/2F6IUcL 
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?
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