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Stopping the scourge: An all-out effort to fight opioid addiction

Buprenorphine is used in medication-assisted treatment to aid people addicted to narcotic pain relievers. | Photo courtesy of Pixabay

March 20, 2018 - 5:16pm

Minnesota medtech companies devise treatments for opioid-use disorder

The creators of the InfiSIS, a multimodal neuromodulator device developed by Osseo-based startup SmartImplantSystems specifically as an alternative to opioids, expects the neuropathic device to be effective in addressing the multiple forms of pain that can collectively plague post-operative and other patients, particularly in the back and the legs. | Photo courtesy of Omid Souresrafil/SmartImplantSystems

March 15, 2018 - 4:38pm

In this ongoing series, we ask executives, entrepreneurs and business leaders about mistakes that have shaped their business philosophy.

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In this ongoing series, we ask executives, entrepreneurs and business leaders about mistakes that have shaped their business philosophy.

Todd Austin

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In this ongoing series, we ask executives, entrepreneurs and business leaders about mistakes that have shaped their business philosophy.

Marcia Deutsch

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In this ongoing series, we ask executives, entrepreneurs and business leaders about mistakes that have shaped their business philosophy.

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Giving workers more flexibility can extend lives, study finds

Celadon Trucking’s Gordon Day is taking advantage of a new company policy that allows drivers to take their cats and dogs on the road with them. An Indiana University study found that giving workers in high-stress jobs additional freedom isn’t just a morale booster but could also help them live longer. | Photo courtesy of Celadon Trucking

October 27, 2016 - 3:58pm

In this ongoing series, we ask executives, entrepreneurs and business leaders about mistakes that have shaped their business philosophy.

Melissa Kjolsing

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In this ongoing series, we ask executives, entrepreneurs and business leaders about mistakes that have shaped their business philosophy.

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