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NoahBriggs
11-08-2007, 01:15 PM
For the pharmacy geeks among us the DEA Museum now has a new exhibit - Good Drugs, Bad Behavior: The History of Drug Diversion in America. The exhibit traces the origins of diverting medicines for personal use to get high. Starting with, obviously, the opiates and later to heroin in 1898, and all the way through to the present day. They have three central exhibits which show pharmacies c. 1900, 1950s and today, with items to be found in each of them. I took the liberty of shooting some pix with may phone cam, which I'll upload later.

All of this is post-war, but I thought it would be of interest since addiction comes up as a topic among the visitors to our displays. The goal of the exhibit is to explain that pharmaceuticals are great stuff and needed for our health, but when abused they create a lot of unneccesary mayhem at the ER and in families. DEA is trying to work with the medical community to strike a balance on prescribing powerful opiate painkillers without making patients addicted or doctors getting prosecuted for selling painkillers on the side.

The Museum also has a generic history of drug abuse from the Opium Wars to Present day. It includes 19th century opium pipes and accessories, and medicine bottles.

Good Drugs, Bad Behavior: The History of Drug Diversion in America
www.gooddrugsbadbehavior.org

DEA Museum - www.deamuseum.org

Jas. Cox
11-08-2007, 02:41 PM
For the pharmacy geeks among us the DEA Museum now has a new exhibit - Good Drugs, Bad Behavior: The History of Drug Diversion in America. ....


Good Drugs, Bad Behavior: The History of Drug Diversion in America
www.gooddrugsbadbehavior.org

DEA Museum - www.deamuseum.org

I think it might be called Good Medicine, Bad Behavior: Drug Diversion in America and the link www.goodmedicinebadbehavior.org.

Thanks for the info though. Could be interesting.

NoahBriggs
11-08-2007, 04:28 PM
My mistake.

NoahBriggs
11-08-2007, 09:53 PM
Sorry about the poor quality of the pictures.

http://usera.imagecave.com/thesewingacademy/NoahBriggs/Leadbeaterslaudanum.jpg
The same Leadbeater Apothecary as the one down in Alexandria.

http://usera.imagecave.com/thesewingacademy/NoahBriggs/meds1.JPG
The two bottles on the left are bottles of heroin HCl, c. 1900.

http://usera.imagecave.com/thesewingacademy/NoahBriggs/meds2.jpg

http://usera.imagecave.com/thesewingacademy/NoahBriggs/meds3.jpg