Articles tagged with Coke

C Is For Craving

Pharmaceutical giants soon muscled in on the act. By 1900, German giant Merck (who, incidentally, also synthesized MDMA or Ecstasy) was producing over 1.5 tons a year of pure cocaine hydrochloride. Meanwhile, their US competitor, Parke Davis (developers of ketamine and PCP) was marketing its brands as a substance that could "make the coward brave, and the silent eloquent". The flipside of cocaine use, however, was beginning to be noticed. Some users were getting into trouble. Occasional users seemed to be okay, but chronic heavy users were experiencing cocaine addiction, withdrawal symptoms, and psychosis back to top

Cocaine Drug Tests

Drug tests looking for cocaine and other drugs are routinely used by employers who hire workers in certain job categories. The test may be ordered once an offer of employment has been made and before the employee starts work. Failing to pass the test means the job offer will be rescinded. Drug Testing Basics Under U.S. federal guidelines, companies hiring people to work as commercial drivers are required to have a drug testing program in place. The testing plan must include screening for these five types of drugs:

The Golden Era of Cocaine

the real thing For a substance as illegal as cocaine, it's interesting to note that it also had its so-called "Golden Era". That was when a number of products containing varying amounts of cocaine were sold commercially-and legally. One of the most famous cocaine products was Vin Mariani, the first of many cocaine-based wines. Jules Verne, who wrote Around The World In 80 Days, drank it; Louis Bleriot had a bottle in his cockpit during his strangely-accelerated flight across the English Channel. Bartholidi, the architect responsible for the Statue of Liberty, declared: