Joe Carlson

Joe Carlson is a business reporter.

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Race is on to find fix for faulty heart valve

A less-invasive alternative to open-heart surgery is drawing devicemakers to enter the fray.

Updated: September 15, 2014, - 10:18 PM

Boston Scientific hit with $73.5 million jury verdict in mesh case

Thousands more suits are pending against Boston Scientific over the incontinence devices.

Updated: September 10, 2014, - 01:19 AM

Treasury decision could scuttle Medtronic-Covidien deal

In speech, Treasury Secretary Lew calls for strong action against pending deals like Medtronic’s.

Updated: September 09, 2014, - 10:48 AM

Study fuels argument for 'sham' devices

Placebo effect in trials is enough to warrant “faked” surgical procedures, cardiologist says.

Updated: September 08, 2014, - 09:39 PM

Boston Scientific completes Bayer Interventional deal

The $415 million cash deal lifts Boston Sci’s role in treatments for blockages of blood vessels.

Updated: September 03, 2014, - 02:25 PM

Medtronic would pick up $25M in CEO's special excise taxes

Medtronic will pay costs meant to discourage firms moving overseas.

Updated: August 29, 2014, - 08:56 AM

In services push, Medtronic to pay $350 million for Italian firm

Italy’s NGC Medical manages cardiovascular suites, operating rooms and intensive care units.

Updated: August 28, 2014, - 05:50 AM

Medtronic buys Sapiens SBS for $200M

The Dutch firm is working on a product that treats Parkinson’s disease with tiny electric shocks.

Updated: August 27, 2014, - 12:30 AM

Medtronic to press ahead with Covidien deal

CEO Omar Ishrak says he stands by the strategic benefits of Irish headquarters, despite criticism from investors and the public.

Updated: August 22, 2014, - 07:12 PM

Upset stockholders confront Medtronic execs at annual meeting

Medtronic Inc. chief executive Omar Ishrak on Thursday faced tough questions from longtime shareholders upset about the personal tax implications of the Fridley-based company’s proposed purchase of Covidien and relocation to Ireland.

Updated: August 22, 2014, - 04:04 PM

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