Drug companies have been busy pushing opioids and doctors think that every pain should be treated with narcotics. When I fractured my foot, Urgent Care offered me Oxycontin. I said ibuprofen was sufficient.

In the nineteenth century patent medicines were  full of unadmitted ingredients, contributing to a massive problem with drug addiction.

Therefore, on that same Frederick News  page of June 1,1895, I noticed this ad, I was suspicious:

Sure enough, a quick Internet search revealed what was calming the babies so quickly: morphine.


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