Drugs & Alcohol
A drug refers to any chemical substance that affects physiological functions, moods, perceptions, and consciousness. By extension drugs stand to alter or…
"Flint's old police academy sold for marijuana grow facility despite objections"
Change in proportion of 15-year olds who have drunk alcohol, 2002-2010 Source: OECD analysis of HBSC data in Tackling Harmful Alcohol Use (2015)
Bayer once sold heroin as a cold and pain medicine. And they're how the drug its name. The drug, which Bayer sold from the 1890s through as recently as 1912, was promoted as having "heroic" properties, which led to the then-brand-name Heroin.
In an attempt to substantiate the claim in this ad campaign, R.J. Reynolds paid for surveys to be conducted during medical conventions, but the methodology was dubious. Doctors were reportedly gifted free packs of Camel cigarettes, then they were immediately asked to indicate their favorite brand or report the brand of cigarette they carried in their pocket. Source: R. J. Reynolds
Isn't it quite telling that the IAAF, an organization that strongly kicks against the use of performance-enhancing drugs, wants athletes to use drugs that medically alter their production of hormones and thereby limit their natural performance? ~ @okemzuruoke
Mornidine, also known as Pipamazine, was introduced to the U.S. market in 1959 by G. D. Searle & Company. Mornidine was a prescription drug that helped pregnant women cope with morning sickness. As the marketing strategy attests, Mornidine seemed to satisfy the sexist viewpoint that morning sickness was primarily a problem because it interfered with a woman's domestic duties. Mornidine was eventually withdrawn from the U.S. market in 1969, after reports that it caused liver damage.
Source: Monitoring the Future, 2014; 41,551 students from 377 public and private schools participated in the 2014 survey