Pharma pressure on OSH docs – in 1958

Pentothal Postcard OSH BACK

Pentothal postcard FACE

Here’s an Abbott Labs postcard to Dr. James Baxter of the Oregon State Hospital, from the North Pole, exclaiming the virtues of their Sodium Pentothal.

(Sodium Pentothal, also known as sodium thiopental, is a Schedule III rapid-onset short-acting barbiturate and was routinely abused by both doctors and patients. Abbott ceased to manufacture it in 2004. There is little appropriate use for this medication today.)

Wikipedia – sodium thiopental