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10 wonder drugs that changed our lives forever

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It's easy to take a lot of today's pharmaceutical offerings for granted. They're staples in our medicine cabinets or constantly in our face via television commercials. But it wasn't long ago that the pills and cures we don't think twice about today seemed as far away as a cure for Ebola or Zika.

The medical field can move incredibly fast, even if it may not seem like it when you're in the thick of things. Here's a look at 10 more-recent-than-you-might-think drugs that have forever altered the course of history and medicine.

— By Chris Morris, special to CNBC.com
Posted 28 March 2016

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