Old School `Medicine` At It`s Finest

Submitted by: osirisascend 7 years ago Weird
http://www.pharmacytechs.net/blog/old-school-medicine-ads

Yep. All of these were legally dispensed once upon a time.
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Male 695
anybody notice that with the prohibition of these drugs it directly increased the amount of violence in todays society? they should all be legal. let people make their own choices!
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Male 427
yummmmmyyyyy ill try this stuff
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Male 525
Old school medicine rocks, rolls and occasionally mumbles to it`s self that the spiders are going to get him.

Oh God Help It`s The SPIDERS!!!!!

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Female 1,436
I went to a historical event here in our city and they actually had these "medicines" on display. Quite interesting what they used in the past. This is another reason I just adore history. Also, yes - Perfection is correct. Coca Cola was made with coca leaves and they got away with it for years. Their sales were through the roof!
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Male 2,582
Because nothing cures a headache faster than heroin!
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Female 365
i remember getting some super strong cough medicine from my doctor when I was little. And I swear my mom used to say it had just a little bit of cocaine in it, and that I should never take too much. Well.. short story shorter, I ended up having a horrible "cough" every couple of hours and needed more medicine.
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Male 1,375
@osirisascend thanks man :) I`m so happy people like you represent our countries military. You seem to be one outstanding individual.

want to buy some 30 year old speed?

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Male 1,918
coca cola had cocaine in it originally
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Male 1,788
Also coca cola was made with coca leaves, a significant amount in fact.
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Male 1,788
"A common misconception is that Coca-Cola was once made with cocaine. That`s not true at all. It was made with cocoa leaves, and without the heavy processing that goes into making cocaine, cocoa leaves alone do not have narcotic features. No part of the cocoa plant is considered a narcotic. That`s why we don`t get high when we eat chocolate."

That is absolutely wrong. The coca plant does indeed have narcotic attributes. When a coca leaf is chewed it numbs the mouth and gives a fairly pleasurable feeling.

Cacao leaves on the other hand are what chocolate is derived from.

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Male 3,057
Hmmm... I suggest that perhaps trying to sell someone 30 year old pills is probably not a wise course of action and I`M a douchebag?

Itsalwysunny: I laugh in your face, tough guy. If calling you out on what would TRULY be a douchebag move if you were to actually do it makes me "high and mighty", so be it.

Why am I not surprised you`re an insurance salesman? That would explain why you usually come across as such a jackass in most of your comments.

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Female 5,139
Hehe i guess everything was legal once upon a time..

;)

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Female 1,112
It didn`t ruin my day, but I doubt that I`m the only person here who is annoyed by grammar nazi`s. Almost as bad as those "first" bastards
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Female 282
i work in a pharmacy and some of these are still used today, just not in the quantities they had here...all that ritalin and adderall are amphetamines, we sell opium tinctures, etc so this article didnt surprise me....eh
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Female 1,199
Wow this is pretty interesting stuff.
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Female 187
@ bumbleBB: calm down. I am a senior in college and still sometimes make basic grammar mistakes. I also know a lot of people who have taken more than 3 English courses and still sound like idiots. Don`t let one correction of your grammar ruin your day.
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Male 3,842
Am I the only one who found this post incredibly boring? As if we didn`t know that almost all drugs of abuse began with good intentions as medicine, before the potential for abuse made them illegal.
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Female 505
If you look on the back of redbull cola one of the ingredients is coca leaves, its amazing, maybe in 80 years it`ll be on the list with these types of things
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Male 1,375
VVVVVV no one cares about your english classes give it a rest you two these forums are going to sh*t in a handbag
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Female 1,112
Sacrito, If I proof read everything I off handedly typed on the internet I`d probably have an annoying personality like you. Don`t preach grammar to me, because it`s easy to make a mistake. Just so you know kid, I have 3 university english classes under my belt and I got 100% on the last english final I wrote. But hey, if you feel superior to me because you`re capable of making corrections to an impromptu bit of script, you hold onto that. You`re gonna need it.
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Male 2,199
"Mommy! i saw the boogeyman!"
"oh nonsense dear, let me just shove one of these sodium suppositories up your ass..."
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Male 50
BumbleBB, You`re not very good at differenting your and you`re...
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Male 108
lol Can I get some morphine for my teething kids? Oh, darn, my daughter can`t use asthma cigarettes, she`s only 5. :(

"Hey Bob, need some more of those new Bayer Heroin pills"
"Sorry Jim, didn`t you hear? Turns out those things are bad for you!"

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Female 265
The second one is no big deal. Coca Wine is simply wine made with Cocoa leaves just like cocoa tea and the original Coca-Cola and it has no narcotic effects whatsoever just like cocoa tea and original Coca-Cola. It doesn`t mean it has cocaine in it.
A common misconception is that Coca-Cola was once made with cocaine. That`s not true at all. It was made with cocoa leaves, and without the heavy processing that goes into making cocaine, cocoa leaves alone do not have narcotic features. No part of the cocoa plant is considered a narcotic. That`s why we don`t get high when we eat chocolate.

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Cocoa and coca are two completely different things. Cocoa is where chocolate comes from, and coca is where cocaine comes from.

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Male 13,624
eggsnham - Not got any mint leaves eh man!?
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Male 1,140
@osirisascend

just chill man, the guy was probably joking. it would be like me selling basil leaves to a local pothead, i`d just get my ass kicked.

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Female 1,112
Gerty, while you are quite right that all drugs contain potential dangers, the truth is that drugs are given when the positive benefit outweighs the negative of taking the drug. Side effects are potential and not necessarily going to happen, and for the majority of people don`t. SO you`re extremely generalized statement is misguided, and tends to dangerously lead people away from what may cause them to have relief, and in some cases save them. I`d also like to know what you`re educational backing is for you`re standpoint.
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Male 13,624
`Dr Battys Asthma cigarettes`
Now theres some fine tobacco methinks
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Male 976
lmao @ Cosadein being sold in gallons
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Female 1,112
Cocaine is still used in hospitals to, somewhat ironically, stop nose bleeds. All the couch remedies worked because the drugs used are repiratory suppressants which would in short stop bronchospasms, but may also stop breathing all together. My mother-inlaw has a bottle of old heroin pills in her kitchen. they`re antique!
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Male 1,375
The second one is no big deal. Coca Wine is simply wine made with Cocoa leaves just like cocoa tea and the original Coca-Cola and it has no narcotic effects whatsoever just like cocoa tea and original Coca-Cola. It doesn`t mean it has cocaine in it.

A common misconception is that Coca-Cola was once made with cocaine. That`s not true at all. It was made with cocoa leaves, and without the heavy processing that goes into making cocaine, cocoa leaves alone do not have narcotic features. No part of the cocoa plant is considered a narcotic. That`s why we don`t get high when we eat chocolate.
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wrong the leaves do have a narcotic agent that`s why many cultures that are based at high altitudes chew on the leaves to help altitude sickness

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Male 1,375
@osiris chill the F*CK OUT mr. high and mighty jesus your a douche. Yes I am going to give up my decent paying job selling insurance to start peddling old diet pills? You`re a complete idiot please refrain from trying to call me out on dumb sh*t
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Female 9
I wouldn`t laugh. All those "legal" drugs that are pushed onto us today are no better than any of these "medicines". Times haven`t changed at all. Just new dangerous drugs. Just listen to the side effects on the commercials! We`re so stupid we take them anyway! In the past, at least they had an excuse!
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Male 265
when i see these i cant help but think of the multivitamins we have today. they give people false claims, cure-alls, ect... at least in the old days these things screwed ya up
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Male 2,514
The second one is no big deal. Coca Wine is simply wine made with Cocoa leaves just like cocoa tea and the original Coca-Cola and it has no narcotic effects whatsoever just like cocoa tea and original Coca-Cola. It doesn`t mean it has cocaine in it.

A common misconception is that Coca-Cola was once made with cocaine. That`s not true at all. It was made with cocoa leaves, and without the heavy processing that goes into making cocaine, cocoa leaves alone do not have narcotic features. No part of the cocoa plant is considered a narcotic. That`s why we don`t get high when we eat chocolate.

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Male 3,057
@ Itsalwysunny: If you still have REAL black beauties in your house, they`re probably close to 30 years old, and lord knows WHAT chemical compound they have decomposed into.

If they`re something that was purchased in the last 15 years or so, then it`s nothing more than ephedrine, which has been proven to cause heart problems and actually killed people.

Either way, if you sell that crap to somebody, that would be a new standard in douchebag behavior.

Just flush `em down the toilet and be done with it.

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Male 2,592
asthma cigarettes FTW
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Male 4,867
i`m ill....gimme them drugs!
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Male 1,375
haha I still have a sh*t load of "black beauties" at my house...I should sell that now that I think about it I mean damn the stuff is pure speedballs
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Male 39
heroin hydro chloride... o_o`
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Male 815
i want some heroin-filled cough syrup! =D
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Male 4,807
Those morphine kids sure looked relaxed
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Female 857
I always found it hilarious Bayer actually made heroin.
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Male 3,057
Link: Old School `Medicine` At It`s Finest [Rate Link] - Yep. All of these were legally dispensed once upon a time.
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