10 worst drug recalls

Published On: Jan 09 2012 10:54:54 AM CST   Updated On: Jan 09 2012 10:57:35 AM CST

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

Recalls - Terfenadine
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8. Terfenadine (Seldane) -- Maker: Hoechst Marion Roussel (now Aventis)
Recalled: 1997 (after 13 years on the market)
Financial damage: In addition to legal expenses, the loss of market share alone to drugs such as Loratadine (Claritin) was steep

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