Opioid

At The Table – February 25, 2019

Governor Walz and Lt. Governor Flanagan Announce Budget Proposal Last week, Governor Walz and Lt. Governor Flanagan put forward their first budget proposal for the State of Minnesota. Their budget proposes to spend $49.471 billion over the next two years; for reference, the current budget spends a total of $45.585 billion. It contains numerous changes […]

At The Table – February 1, 2019

Sansoro Health Headlines First MAA Legislative Learning Breakfast Early in the morning this past Tuesday, legislators gathered to learn more about some of the innovative work being done in Medical Alley at 2019’s first Legislative Learning Breakfast. Sansoro CEO Jeremy Pierotti talked to legislators about Electronic Health Records (EHRs) and how Application Programming Interfaces (API) […]

2018 MN Legislative Session Wrap-up

The last two weeks of a session characterized by careful positioning and political savvy were a flurry of activity, and Medical Alley Association was right in the midst of it. You can check out the full report for a complete breakdown of the end-of-session deals or just scroll down for the highlights as well as […]

May 1, 2018: Capitol News

Senators Amy Klobuchar & Tina Smith Hold Roundtable on Net Neutrality This past Friday, Senators Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith hosted a roundtable at TreeHouse Health with Senator Ed Markey (Massachusetts) about Net Neutrality. Nearly a dozen stakeholders – including Medical Alley Association members John Brownlee from vidscrip and Uziel Marte from Zipnosis – discussed […]

April 17, 2018: Capitol News

Roundtable with Congressman Erik Paulsen Last Monday, Medical Alley Association hosted Congressman Paulsen for a roundtable meeting with several Medical Alley Association members.. Discussion centered on the great, innovative work being done by Medical Alley companies in a number of areas – including products that could help combat the opioid epidemic and saving consumers time […]

April 6, 2018: Capitol News

Recap of the 2018 Legislative Session (so far) The Minnesota legislature is on ‘spring break’ this week following two intense weeks of committee hearings. Last Thursday (March 29) was the second committee deadline – so unless a bill has made it through all necessary committees, it will meet one of three fates: dead for the […]

March 5, 2018: Capitol News

The First Two Weeks of Legislative Session are in the Books! A later start to session compressed the timeline for the legislature to complete its work, so it has been a jam packed first two weeks. Hearing on Bill to Implement a Tax on Opioids The House Health & Human Services (HHS) Reform committee held […]

Medical Alley Companies Address Opioid Emergency

On October 2nd, the Medical Alley Association brought together member companies Atricure, Boston Scientific, Smiths Medical, and Spinethera with members of the state legislature for a roundtable discussion on non-opioid alternatives for pain management. The roundtable was hosted by Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka, and gave the legislators a chance to see a variety of […]

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