Copycats Are on the Prowl

Emulators of the Tylenol killer made this Halloween truly scary

Pain relievers, nasal spray, candy, orange juice. Poisons, acids, pins and needles. There seems to be no limit to the numbers, targets or methods of copycats seeking to emulate their demonic hero, the still unknown poisoner who murdered seven people (and, it was disclosed last week, might have come hair-raisingly close to killing an eighth) by placing cyanide in Tylenol capsules.

The Food and Drug Administration in Washington counts 270 incidents of suspected product tampering that have been reported around the country in the...

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