- Newsmaker: Generic Version of Cipro Approved in Canada - The anthrax scare has focused attention on the supply of antibiotics to treat those infected. Cipro, manufactured by Bayer, is the only such drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration. While the US called for an increase in production, Canada has gone one step further, as reported by Amy Harmon, of the The New York Times.
- Reporter's Notebook: : Mundane Behavior in Uncertain Times - Buying gas masks and stocking up on antibiotics are symptoms of the fear that has gripped Americans since September 11. Another change is the disruption of the ordinary common rituals of daily life. Scott Schaffer, co-editor of the Journal of Mundane Behavior, observes that people have begun acting like tourists in a strange land."
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