In 1940, methamphetamine is introduced to the Japanese market. It can be purchased over the counter in injectable form, without prescription. It is used as a treatment for different ailments, including narcolepsy and weight reduction.
Source: Austin, G. A. et al. (1979). Perspectives on the history of psychoactive substance use. NIDA.
|Drugs:||Stimulants (amphetamine, methamphetamine)|
|Topics:||Medicinal use of drugs|