Drugs: The World's Best Is Also the Cheapest

Machines at New Jersey's Sterling Drug Inc. have just produced their 100 billionth Bayer aspirin tablet for the in satiable U.S. market. All in all, U.S. industry now manufactures 27 million Ibs. of aspirin a year — enough to fill four 100-car freight trains, enough for the 16 billion straight, five-grain aspirin tablets that Americans swallow each year, plus an even greater amount for the children's miniature aspirin and such formulations as Bufferin, APC tablets, Coricidin and Alka-Seltzer.

Aspirin well deserves its popularity.

It is the world's first true wonder drug, and though...

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