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$17B Bond Sale Latest Step By Medtronic Toward Covidien Purchase

With U.S. and E.U. approval, shareholders of both companies will vote on the transaction next month.

December 01, 2014

Medical marijuana will be grown, processed in Cottage Grove and Ostego

The Minnesota Department of Health picked LeafLine Labs and Minnesota Medical Solutions to manufacture medical marijuana, which should be available starting July 1, 2015. The two companies will be...

December 01, 2014

Minnesota to pick medical marijuana manufacturers Monday

A big step in the process of selling medical marijuana in Minnesota takes place Monday, when the Minnesota Department of Health announces the two companies it has chosen to  process marijuana...

November 30, 2014

Almost 8,000 sign up for MNsure health plans in first week

Almost 8,000 people have signed up for new or renewed health plans since the opening of Minnesota’s health insurance exchange last Saturday. The Association Press reports that 2,550 have used...

November 22, 2014

More Than A Spoonful Of Sugar

Medication therapy management makes the medicine go down—along with employer health costs.

November 21, 2014

To save time and money, hospitals pursue ways to share patient records

Several hospitals in northeast Minnesota are choosing to openly collaborate with one another as part of an effort to operate more efficiently. Nine medical groups in northeast Minnesota and western...

November 19, 2014

Smooth sailing: No major issues for MNsure over opening weekend

There were no major problems with MNsure, the state’s health insurance exchange, during the first two days of open enrollment, officials said Monday. Open enrollment began Saturday and more...

November 17, 2014

MNsure "off to a smooth start" as open enrollment goes live

MNsure officials have said the launch of this year’s open enrollment health insurance exchange has gone smoothly. MNsure spokesman Joe Campbell told WCCO that there has been no major issues...

November 14, 2014

Audit: State gave some MNsure enrollees benefits, plans they were ineligible for

Some Minnesotans who signed up for public health care programs through MNsure were given benefits they weren’t actually eligible for, because the state did not adequately check submitted...

November 13, 2014

New University of Minnesota device can detect cancer, heart disease in minutes

In just a few years, it may very well be possible for a doctor to detect any number of potentially serious ailments with just a single drop of a patient’s blood. A team of researchers from...

November 13, 2014

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