Glenn Howatt | Star Tribune
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Glenn Howatt has been with the Star Tribune since 1990. In addition to covering health care, he served as the newspaper's data editor for several years.

Howatt is a recipient of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize and was named a Pulitzer finalist in 2015. A native of Chicago, he has master's degrees in urban geography and journalism. Howatt holds two master's degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: one in urban geography and the other in journalism. He is an adjunct lecturer at the University of Minnesota School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Howatt previously worked at Minneapolis-St. Paul CityBusiness, now the Business Journal.


Frustrated diabetics turn to internet black market for insulin

Faced with soaring costs and insurance restrictions, Minnesota diabetics are turning to Facebook, eBay, Craigslist and other lesser-known markets where they can offer medication they no longer need and ask others for help.


Minn. takes step toward broader use of highly effective hepatitis C treatment

The state could remove limits to getting effective drug under Medicaid.


Supreme Court rules in favor of Allina in suit over Medicare pay

The decision reverses a move by federal Medicare authorities to cut billions of dollars in payments supporting hospital care for low-income patients.


Minn. health leaders hope to cut state HIV cases via tests and treatment

Some have the virus and don't know it, others have the diagnosis but aren't getting care.


Minnesota Supreme Court ruling causes stir in health care

In a ruling that is ruffling feathers in Minnesota's medical and legal communities, the state Supreme Court has said that a doctor can be sued for malpractice even in the absence of a traditional physician-patient relationship.


High cost of meds is driving Minnesotans across the border

Diabetes activists head to Canada to snare affordable medicine and supplies.


Carol Colleran, who beat addiction and changed treatment industry, dies at 82

Colleran went on to advocate for treatment programs for older adults and hold leadership positions at some of the nation's most prominent addiction treatment organizations.


Minnesota has 'many pockets of concern' in fight against measles

Minnesota so far has escaped measles infections at a time when the country has seen more than 700 cases, the highest number in the past 25 years. But health officials here know that the seeds of an outbreak could be just a plane ride away.


While opioid epidemic rages, much of Minnesota is a treatment desert

Amid opioid crisis, many rural areas lack providers of updated drug therapy.


Budget shortfalls loom in Minnesota's health care fund

After federal cuts, money for MinnesotaCare will be $900 million short in 2023.