Otolaryngologist Sandra Lin uses under-the-tongue drops to treat patients with allergies at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore. Courtesy of Keith Weller/Johns Hopkins Medicine hide caption

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Plan B is one of two emergency contraceptives available in the U.S. UPI/Landov hide caption

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Perch exposed to the anxiety drug oxazepam were more daring and ate more quickly than fish that lived in drug-free water. Courtesy of Bent Christensen hide caption

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Shoppers buy smuggled counterfeit drugs at the Adjame market in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, in 2007. Issouf Sanogo/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Triaminic syrups and Theraflu Warming Relief syrups have been recalled by manufacturer Novartis. Courtesy of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission hide caption

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A package of microwave popcorn promoting Johnson & Johnson's antipsychotic drug Invega back in 2008 would have been a no-no at many medical schools. Nurse Ratched's Place hide caption

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Students at the University of Washington used a protein-folding program initially funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to come up with a treatment for celiac disease. DARPA hide caption

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The number of new drug shortages each year in the U.S., from 2001 through Dec. 21, 2012. University of Utah hide caption

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