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With Zika virus on the rise, Franken hopes to encourage companies to find cure

There is no cure or vaccine for the Zika virus at this point. Sen. Al Franken is hoping to encourage drug companies to find one. Franken, a Democrat from Minnesota, sent a letter to the Secretary...

February 09, 2016

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Judge OKs State To Move Forward On 3M Pollution Lawsuit

Tens of thousands of Minnesotans may be accessing water that was contaminated by harmful chemicals.

February 09, 2016

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Medtronic Buys Dialysis Treatment Pioneer Bellco

The purchase will expand Medtronic’s portfolio in the global dialysis market, which is said to be worth more than $75 billion.

February 01, 2016

The MNsure sign-up period is over: Here's how many people enrolled

The three-month period where Minnesotans could buy health insurance coverage through MNsure is now over – and nearly half of those who signed up for private plans were new to the program. Monday...

February 01, 2016

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Why Does The Entire Minnesota Delegation Want To Kill A Key Part Of Obamacare?

Minnesota’s representatives come from varied ideological, geographic and economic backgrounds. And they all want the medical-device tax to die.

January 28, 2016

Report: MN paid up to $271M in health costs for ineligible patients

Minnesota’s health department once again paid benefits to people enrolled in public health care programs even though they were ineligible – potentially costing the state up to $271 million...

January 28, 2016

Report: A third of MN patients account for 83 percent of medical care spending

Chronic illnesses like asthma, high cholesterol, depression or heart disease account for a huge percentage of how much money Minnesotans spend on medical care every year. That’s according to...

January 27, 2016

RetraceHealth Raises $1M From Investors

Several big names put money into the company.

January 26, 2016

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Report: 2015 Med Tech Funding Hits Record High

Investment in the industry reached nearly $435 million, according to the Medical Alley Association.

January 25, 2016

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Prevent Biometrics Seeking $2.5M In Equity Financing

$300,000 has already been raised.

January 20, 2016

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