Postal Workers Sue Over Anthrax Scare Antibiotic

From Times Wire Reports

Four U.S. Postal Service workers have sued the maker of an antibiotic they took during the anthrax scare two years ago, saying the drug caused harmful side effects.

The lawsuit filed in Camden Superior Court on Friday claims that Bayer Corp. failed to disclose data that Cipro could damage nerves and tendons.

Thousands of people who may have been exposed to anthrax were encouraged to take Cipro or doxycycline, another antibiotic.

Anthrax was found in mail or mail processing facilities in Washington, D.C., New York, New Jersey, Florida and Connecticut.