William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 9-20-14

William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 9-20-14

The name for the drug heroin was coined by Bayer and comes from the Greek word Heros becomes the company thought it had an “heroic” effict on users.

Bayer had the name trademarked until it lost it — along with aspirin —  following Germany’s defeat in World War I.

Yes, Bayer sold heroin. To children.

William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 9-11-14

William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 9-11-14

 

Sultan Murad IV  banned alcohol, tobacco and coffee in Constantinople. He would prowl the streets and taverns at night in civilian clothes and summarily execute any caught breaking this decree.

Murad was an habitual drinker himself.