Joe Carlson

Reporter | Medical technology
Phone: 612-673-4779
Joe Carlson writes about medical technology and the Minnesota companies that design and sell healthcare devices. A Twin Cities native, he most recently covered the business of healthcare for Modern Healthcare magazine in Chicago.

Recent content from Joe Carlson

Data disclosures highlight doctor-payment relationships

The new Open Payments data has injected hard numbers into a debate over whether large checks can lead doctors to use certain products.

Updated: October 12, 2014, - 06:17 AM

Medtronic will run Covidien as separate division

Medtronic described how it will be structured after merging with Covidien: in four business units and four geographies.

Updated: October 11, 2014, - 07:56 AM

Boston Sci stroke device gets favorable FDA recommendation

The device to prevent strokes was put through an unusual third round of FDA hearings.

Updated: October 09, 2014, - 09:24 PM

Medtronic says Covidien deal will go forward, but changes financing

Legal change discourages deal’s use of offshore cash.

Updated: October 04, 2014, - 06:16 AM

FDA issues new rules on medical device cybersecurity

The FDA said medical device makers must plan to make their products safe from hackers.

Updated: October 01, 2014, - 09:56 PM

Drug, device companies paid $3.5B to doctors, hospitals

New federal database covers speaking fees, other payments in the second half of last year.

Updated: October 01, 2014, - 11:58 AM

Health devices vulnerable to cyberattacks

Pacemakers, insulin pumps and many other medical devices have become potential targets for cybercriminals who could tamper with the equipment’s operation or intercept personal information.

Updated: September 27, 2014, - 10:37 PM

Device giants shed integrity agreements

Minnesota’s biggest medical device companies have worked under pacts to follow the law.

Updated: September 27, 2014, - 04:39 PM

Spine treatment firm Zyga raises $10 million

Minnetonka-based Zyga says it will use the money to pursue clinical studies and expand its sales force.

Updated: September 25, 2014, - 09:36 PM

New rules unlikely to stop Medtronic deal

Newly announced tax rules that aim to make corporate “inversions” less attractive do not appear to imperil Fridley-based Medtronic’s plan to acquire Irish healthcare firm Covidien and move its legal headquarters overseas.

Updated: September 24, 2014, - 05:07 AM

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