Mail Carriers Being Trained To Dispense Anti-terror Drugs

Efforts are underway in six cities to train mail carriers to dispense anti-terror drugs or to deliver the drugs needed to counter anthrax or other potentially deadly agents, the White House says.

The White House won’t name the six cities, however USA Today reports The Postal Service is now ready to deliver lifesaving drugs to about a quarter of the residents of Minneapolis-St. Paul. Minneapolis-St. Paul according to the report is the only metropolitan area in the nation where letter carriers have been trained to dispense medication after a large-scale terrorist attack involving biological weapons.

Although other metropolitan areas have not yet adopted the plan or trained mail carriers, most have separate plans in place to set up distribution centers in schools, community health centers and other government buildings wherethe medications can be quickly distributed in the event of an attack.

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