Reporter | Medical technology

Joe Carlson writes about medical technology in Minnesota for the Star Tribune.

Carlson has covered health care beats full time since 2008, including medical technology, not-for-profit providers and health care legal affairs. His stories tend to blend health care business affairs and patient-focused information.

Doctor's articles on Parkinson's retracted

Concerns grow over magnets in common gadgets disabling medical devices

Following reports about iPhone 12, researchers are investigating a variety of gadgets containing magnets.

Minnesota didn't overpay for COVID-19 tests, audit reports

Minnesota defends N.D. laws on drug-benefit companies

State AG Ellison says states have the right to regulate pharmacy-benefit companies.

Mayo Clinic faces lawsuits over nude patient image snooping

A former surgery resident faces criminal charges in the 2020 matter, and three lawsuits contend Mayo is responsible.

Boston Sci to add to its heart-device portfolio

Medical device maker to buy California firm in $450 million deal

Hospitals, nursing homes not mandating vaccine — yet

After a closely watched legal victory for a Texas health system, no hospital or nursing home in Minnesota so far has imposed a COVID-19 vaccine mandate on its workers.

Medtronic pulls heart-failure device off the market

Following reports of greater mortality and stroke risk, Medtronic pulls its HVAD device from worldwide market.

Many Minnesotans choose to stay masked after mandate's end

The risk of public encounters with the unmasked and unvaccinated is still a concern, especially for those with children too young to be vaccinated.

Minnesota companies acquired by NAMSA