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Blood Pressure Breakthrough, Health Insurance Hack And More: Weekly Roundup For Sept 11, 2015

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Lower Is Better: Results of A Blood Pressure Study Could Save Lives 

Findings were so strong that researchers ended the study a year early, as The Washington Post reports

 

New Bill Takes Aim At Prescription Drug Prices 

Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Elijah Cummings announced new draft legilsation this week that would make big changes to the way Americans buy medicine, including allowing us to import cheaper drugs from CanadaSide Effects reporter Andrea Muraskin has more
 

More Evidence That Smoking E-Cigarettes May Lead To The Real Thing

A study published earlier this week in JAMA Pediatrics adds to mounting evidence that electronic cigarettes may serve as a gateway to traditional smoking for young people. E-cig companies can also market to youth in ways that cigarettes can't. Side Effects' Jake Harper takes a look
 

Health Insurance Hack May Effect 10.5 Million

The latest health insurer to fall victim to a cyber-attack is Upstate New York's biggest. Side Effects reporter Michelle Faust broke the story Wednesday.