PHARMACIES COPE WITH NATION'S CIPRO CRAZE

NEW YORK -- Pharmacies around the country have found themselves dragged into the war on bioterrorism, as the number of prescriptions for antibiotics to treat anthrax has surged and consumers have been questioning retail pharmacists about the disease.After the Sept. 11 World Trade Center attacks, pharmacies here ran out of the antibiotic Cipro before the first traces of anthrax were even discovered

NEW YORK -- Pharmacies around the country have found themselves dragged into the war on bioterrorism, as the number of prescriptions for antibiotics to treat anthrax has surged and consumers have been questioning retail pharmacists about the disease.

After the Sept. 11 World Trade Center attacks, pharmacies here ran out of the antibiotic Cipro before the first traces of anthrax were even discovered in Boca Raton, Fla., three weeks later. New Yorkers apparently feared that a chemical c

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