A tin of aspirin powder, one of the first mass-produced medicines. In the background is the patent for the name Aspirin awarded to Bayer in 1899. An interesting aside, the first clinical trial results for aspirin were published in Lancet in 1876!
The letter ‘A’ stands for acetyl, “spir” is derived from the plant known as Spiraea ulmaria (meadowsweet), which yields salicin, and “in” was a common suffix used for drugs at the time of the first stable synthesis of acetylsalicylic acid. For more information on the history of probably the first wonder drug, visit this LINK.
Wikipedia estimates that c. 40,000 tons aspirin is consumed worldwide every year.