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Accurate Blood Pressure Measured from Video Selfies

August 12th, 2019 Medgadget Editors Diagnostics, Medicine, Rehab, Sports Medicine, Telemedicine As many medical technologies continue to miniaturize, the task of accurately measuring blood pressure still requires a cumbersome upper-arm cuff. Scientists at the University of Toronto and Hangzhou Normal University in China have now shown that it may be possible to use existing smartphones… Read More »

Viewpoints: Cheaper Drug Imports From Canada Would Be Wonderful But Are Just Another Fantasy; U.S. Needs To Wake Up To Concerns About The Ebola Outbreak

Opinion writers weigh in on these health care topics and others. Los Angeles Times: Trump Comes To His Senses On Prescription Drug Imports President Trump would prefer that you think he’s working tirelessly to protect Americans from soaring drug prices. His administration announced this week it wants to create a system that allows people to… Read More »

HHS and FDA propose plan for importation of prescription drugs from other countries

Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar and Acting Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Ned Sharpless today laid out a plan for the importation of prescription drugs intended for sale in other countries. Other countries pay lower prices for the same drugs, Azar said. Two pathways under the Safe importation Action Plan would get the… Read More »

Must-Reads Of The Week From Brianna Labuskes

The Friday Breeze Newsletter editor Brianna Labuskes, who reads everything on health care to compile our daily Morning Briefing, offers the best and most provocative stories for the weekend. Happy Friday! August has arrived, which means lawmakers have officially blown this pop stand of a humid swamp and headed back home. A quick programming note:… Read More »