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BMJ 2001; 323 doi: (Published 20 October 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:942
  1. Trevor Jackson (
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    On the internet, anthrax is big business. The New York Times reported that anthrax news was creating a “marketing opportunity” on the internet and that anyone who typed “anthrax” or “cipro” into the search engine on Friday 12 October would have encountered as many as eight boxed notices with headings such as “anthrax prevention” or “Stockpile Cipro.” These offered links to online pharmacy sites where the antibiotic ciprofloxacin, used to treat …

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