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Minnesota company's 'pacemaker for the stomach' gets FDA approval for weight loss

The first weight-loss device to gain U.S. regulatory approval in eight years is made by a Roseville company. The Food and Drug Administration announced Wednesday it has approved the Maestro...

January 14, 2015

Tom Sengupta

The Legend Of Schneider Drug's Tom Sengupta

Due to health and age, the 75-year-old Sengupta is looking for someone else to carry on the work at his iconic Prospect Park pharmacy, Schneider Drug. No one will be able to carry it on in the same way.

January 14, 2015

MNsure website flaw prevents 7,500 from enrolling in health plans

Around 7,500 people have been prevented from enrolling in health plans because of a flaw in Minnesota’s public insurance exchange MNsure. The Star Tribune reports that people who tried to...

January 13, 2015

Caramel apple listeria outbreak that left two Minnesotans dead traced to California

Health investigators have traced a listeria outbreak linked to the deaths of two Minnesotans to caramel apples packaged at a plant in California, the Food Poisoning Bulletin reports. A total of...

January 10, 2015

Vascular Solutions Expects Record Q4 Growth

The company piled up nearly $1M in legal costs last year, but its largest product segment led strong sales growth.

January 08, 2015

University of Minnesota joins nationwide autism study

The University of Minnesota is joining a national study that aims to get a more accurate picture of how many children in the U.S. have autism. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

January 07, 2015

With fewer hiccups, nearly 70,000 sign up through MNsure for new year

How does 56 minutes less time on the phone sound? Minnesotans dialing the MNsure call center last month, looking for help buying health insurance, waited an average of 5 minutes and 48 seconds this...

January 05, 2015

Cogentix

Uroplasty To Merge With New York Device Maker, Change Name

The new firm, to be called Cogentix Medical Inc., will try to tap into a $1.3 billion endoscopic device market.

December 22, 2014

Q&A: Tom Emmer

New congressman tackles economy, health care.

December 19, 2014

It’s Time To Warranty The Quality And Safety Of Medical Devices

Device makers and providers—not insurers or employers—should assume risk.

December 19, 2014

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