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Influenza Takes Bite out of the Big Apple

Magazine article Drug Topics

Influenza Takes Bite out of the Big Apple

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While much of the country has been spared so far, the annual influenza and cold season is nothing to sneeze at in the New York metropolitan area and the mid- and south-Atlantic regions.

Victims felled by the flu and other winter ailments have struggled to emergency rooms, and officials in some towns have temporarily shut the doors of those great incubators of contagion--elementary schools. The area's influenza onslaught has been severe enough to lead Forest Laboratories to take out full-page, direct-to-consumer ads urging readers to ask their doctors about Flumadine, its Rx antiviral.

Marc Winnegrad could speak for a lot of area pharmacists. Judging from the view behind the counter at the Silver Rod Drug Store in Brooklyn, N.Y., the flu and cold season is still peaking. He said he could attest "both personally and professionally" to the ferocity of the flu, adding, "Everything is up, both prescriptions, in the way of antibiotics, and OTC products for sinus relief and generally upper and lower respiratory ailments. …

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