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Over-the-Counter Heroin You can't make this stuff up! From 1898 to 1910 you could legally buy heroin over the counter from your local druggist. It was marketed as a non-addictive morphine substitute and a cough medicine for children!
Tags: heroin  narcotics  drugs 
Added: 18th November 2007
Views: 3624
Posted By: Lava1964
Posted by: Teresa on 2007-11-18 
i saw i pic for that somewhere . . glad u posted it! still blows my mind that u could BUY it . .
Posted by: Lava1964 on 2007-11-18 
Nineteenth century newspapers in Canada were known to run drug store ads promoting opium--which was totally legal then too.
Posted by: Lava1964 on 2007-11-18 
I suppose if you took that stuff you'd quickly forget about your cough!
Posted by: Babs64 on 2007-11-18 
It wasn't really that long ago when you could get medicinal products containing opium over the counter. I still remember the early 50's, my mom, who wouldn't harm a fly, used to give me something called Paregoric, it was a liquid and she used it when we had stomach pains. I didn't know until a few years ago that it contained opium!! No wonder I was always such a happy child LOL
Posted by: tommy7 on 2007-12-23 
Bayer sold it and it was their trademark till WW1.The most sucessful now illegal drug ever.If I ever figure how to get vids up?I have newspapers from the 1900's That are full of ads with every drug in the book.Cough syrup with codeine wasn't all that long ago.
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