Hayden Responds to Potential Conflict of Interest at HCMC

SAINT PAUL, Minn. — The Star Tribune reported this weekend on a potential conflict of interest with Hennepin County Medical Center’s head of paramedics and his paid advocacy for Taser stun guns. Assistant Senate DFL Leader Jeff Hayden, DFL-Minneapolis, released the following statement in response.

“As HCMC works to rebuild public trust after the ketamine study leaked, it’s unconscionable to have a leading doctor with this potential conflict of interest. Dr. Ho may believe his goal is to save lives, but his one foot at HCMC and another as a paid advocate for Taser raises too many troubling questions. If Dr. Ho truly did not violate any HCMC rules, it’s time to change those rules to prevent conflicts like this from occurring in the future.”

Senator Jeff Hayden
Jeff Hayden represents District 62, which includes portions of south Minneapolis in Hennepin County in the Twin Cities metropolitan area.

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