Monday, 25 January 2016

If Old Drug Ads Told The Truth

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Through the late 19th century and mid-20th century, many of today's illicit drugs of abuse were available legally. Products containing cocaine, heroin, or amphetamine were readily available for over-the-counter purchase - no prescription required.

Here are 10 vintage advertisements for some of the period's most popular pharmaceuticals. Their outlandish claims are updated with current medical knowledge to show the seismic shift the industry has undergone over the past century.

(via AdWeek)

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