Synthetic Drugs

In 1850, an upstate New York farmer named "Old Bill" Rockefeller moved to Cleveland, listed himself as a "physician" in the city directory and began to palm off bottled raw petroleum on the yokels as a cure for cancer.

Calling it "Nujol" ("new oil"), it was the beginning of the Rockefeller medicine and energy monopoly - a mega-cartel that truly began when Bill's cunning and determined son John tried his hand at selling oil.


Common & Brand Names: Percocet (w/acetaminophen/paracetamol); Percodan (w/aspirin); Oxycontin (time-release); Roxicodone; OxyNorm

Effects Classification: Analgesic

Parke, Davis & Co Calomel, Wintergreen Flavor
    Mercury Chloride
    Merck- Mercurous-C.P.
  • Calomel; Mild Mercury Chloride; Mercury Subchloride, or Monochloride, or Protochloride.
Paxil Protest

Photo 1: Paxil [Paroxetine] Bottle and Pills by Dosage
Photo 2: Anti-Paxil Protesters
Photos 3 & 4: Paxil Magazine Advertisements

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Will free the most infected premises of roaches,water bugs or beetles immediately, by one good application.

Milk of Magnesia

Milk of magnesia is a liquid used in medicinal applications as an antacid and a hydrating laxative. Also known as magnesium hydroxide or Mg(OH)2, the solution is taken orally.

Elixir Five Bromides, Potassium, Sodium, Ammonium, Calcium, Lithium, antique

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Potassium Bromide

Procaine is a local anesthetic drug of the amino ester group. It is used primarily to reduce the pain of intramuscular injection of penicillin, and it is also used in dentistry. Owing to the ubiquity of the trade name Novocain , procaine is usually referred to generically as novocaine. It acts mainly by being a sodium channel blocker.

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"Looking back, it sometimes seems that instead of asking, Who among famous figures might have suffered from what we call depression?, it might be more accurate to ask, Who didn't?

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