10 worst drug recalls

Published On: Jan 09 2012 11:54:54 AM EST   Updated On: Jan 09 2012 11:57:35 AM EST

Excedrin and Bufferin are making recall headlines this week, but they pale in comparison to the 10 worst drug recalls in FDA history.

Recalls - Diethylstilbestrol
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2. Diethylstilbestrol (DES) -- Maker: Multiple manufacturers
Recalled: 1975 (after 37 years on the market)
Financial damage: Steep, but difficult to quantify because each manufacturer paid out legal damages correlated with its respective market share

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