Your Health: Nov. 11, 2002

GOT CIPRO? In the wake of the anthrax attacks that killed five last year, public-health officials protectively prescribed antibiotics to 9,300 Americans. But only 44% completed the full 60-day course. Of those who took their medicine, 57% reported side effects, 16% sought medical attention and 9% were told to stop. The study found that the main reason people didn't finish their pills was that they felt their exposure risk was low.

BLUES BUSTER They were an early and powerful class of antidepressants, but monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MOAs) fell out of favor because they could trigger nasty reactions. There may be new...

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