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When Meth Was Medicine: Big Pharma Amphetamine Ads from the Days of Better Living Through Chemistry

Click here for reuse options! Pharmaceutical advertising is nothing new, and these examples from the days of yore shed an interesting light on our current attitudes toward speed. Methamphetamine today is widely considered a scourge, its users portrayed as toothless trailer park trash and twitchy tweakers.  It's the stuff of meth labs and drug raids, but it wasn't always like that.
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