10 genuine all-time wonder drugs, as voted by GPs


What are the most wonderful medications ever invented?

I took a spot poll on the Facebook group GPs Down Under (GPDU) and the overnight flood of opinions, totalling around 200, suggests caffeine is the most enjoyed, even if it missed my cut.

Here's my distillation, counting down from 10 to one:

10. Metformin sneaks into the top 10, mainly because I love how it is cheap, safe and effective. Turning 60 last year, the original is still the best when it comes to reducing mortality in