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Medtronic under Justice Department probe over ventilator competition, WSJ reports

Omar Ishrak, chief executive officer of Medtronic Inc., speaks during an event at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016.
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The U.S. Justice Department is investigating if acquisitions by medical device maker Medtronic hindered competition in ventilator manufacturing, The Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday, citing people familiar with the matter.

The company has received a civil subpoena from the department requesting more information on the same, according to the report.

Medtronic did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment.