WebMD recently consulted with experts to determine the most important drugs from throughout history. They were looking for drugs that changed the medical landscape by either treating a large number of people with a range of problems or by showing that it is possible to treat a disease.
You might be able to guess that penicillin or the smallpox vaccine are included in the list, but others such as aspirin might surprise you. The link below includes a graphic that shows the drugs that made the list and provide information on the hottest selling drugs today and the likely hot one of tomorrow. The original WebMD story discusses the rationale behind choosing each drug.
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