Amphetamines first become available for sale in 1938. A significant advertising campaign follows, advertising amphetamines as a great way to slim down and be more alert. The media plays an important role in promoting amphetamines, with radio broadcasts, newspapers and magazines alike recommending them. At that point, the risk of dependence associated with amphetamines is considered low. Amphetamines use became widespread, and a law is introduced (making them available by prescription only) to curb their use in 1939.
Source: Barton, A. (2011). Illicit drugs: use and control. Routledge.
|Drugs:||Stimulants (amphetamine, methamphetamine)|
|Topics:||Taxation and regulation|