Over the weekend, a story broke from Iraq describing a mysterious illness that affected hundreds of policemen from a unit in Iraq. The symptoms were unusual in the sense that they were not consistent with what would be expected from the use of a biological or chemical weapon. They were consistent, however, with the symptoms of ingesting rat poison, discussed here, and on this thread at GCP.
A vial labeled rat poison found in the bottom of the well has been traced to the pharmacy where it originated, investigators told the Post.
A coincidence? Perhaps. But, I smell a rat.