Scary vintage pharma ads

These are a few ads I’ve collected since I started this blog. First two are Ativan (benzodiazepine) ads.

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For the reality which is benzodiazepines should you be at all influenced by the ads see here. They aren’t all happy and mystically transforming. Not in a good way. No.

These are the sort of propaganda campaigns that began our journey into better living through chemistry.

Mother’s little helpers too, were benzodiazepines.

Then there is the stunningly beautiful and frightening ad for Lithium:

To a naive population that did not know better, these ads sure make you want to believe in the magic of pharma. Oh yeah.

For a museum of old pharma ads visit Dr. Bonkers Medicine Show.

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About Monica Cassani

Author/Editor Beyond Meds: Everything Matters