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Excedrin selling for hundreds of dollars on eBay

Tuesday, July 10, 2012
The recall of all Excedrin products is creating a huge black market for the popular headache drug on the Internet.

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The recall of all Excedrin products is creating a huge black market for the popular headache drug on the Internet -- bottles are selling for hundreds of dollars on eBay.

The products were pulled off store shelves in January after the manufacturer learned some bottles might have been contaminated with stray tablets from other medications.

Experts say relief can be found with generic versions of the drug.

"If it has the same amount of aspirin, acetaminophen and caffeine, the ingredients in Excedrin, it should work just as well," ABC News Health and Medical Editor Dr. Richard Besser said.

In a statement, Excedrin's parent company, Novartis, says it expects to get some of its products back on store shelves later this year.

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