Internal medicine specialist Dr Andrew Pyle, who has worked in the NHS for 18 years, has compiled a list of the 10 most effective drugs that are now available.
Dr Pyle says he has worked with doctors for years and is still amazed by the ease with which doctors and patients alike have been able to find the right drug to treat their conditions.
“When you see a doctor today who has been working in internal medicine for a very long time, I have no doubt that most of them will say that they are absolutely amazed at how easy it is to find a treatment that works and that they have found it,” Dr Pyle told Business Insider.
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Zoloft: can be used as a temporary painkiller for a day or two, or as a long-term painkiller3.
Tofranil: used as an antibiotic to treat a range of infections, including pneumonia, HIV, and cancer4.
Opana: used for the treatment of acute urinary tract infections5.
Ibuprofen: can help reduce pain and inflammation6.
Dilaudid: used to treat stomach pain, and is sometimes prescribed for severe asthma7.
Ativan: used in people with schizophrenia and other psychiatric conditions8.
Adderall: used by millions of children to help manage ADHD9.
Ataxia medicine: used with other drugs to help people with autism10.
Ketamine: used at high doses for anxiety, psychosis, and severe depression