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December 14, 2009 7:27 AM

Blood pressure drug helps relieve veterans' nightmares

The war followed Gillian Boice home from Iraq and into her dreams. Relief came in the form of a decades-old blood pressure drug Prazosin. Thousands of veterans who fought in conflicts ranging from Vietnam to Iraq and Afghanistan are taking prazosin for trauma-related nightmares. Its nighttime use started at the Seattle VA hospital and has spread across the country.

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