Increasing restrictions on methamphetamine's medical use and eventual withdrawal of Methedrine
from the pharmaceutical market decreased availability of prescription methamphetamine and increased the market for illicit methamphetamine, known variously as "meth," "crank" or "speed." In the late '60s, Dr.
After these drugs were demonized, DeGrandpre notes, psychoactive pharmaceuticals such as meprobramate (Miltown), amphetamines (Benzedrine, Dexedrine, Methedrine
), barbiturates (Ambutal, Nembutal, Seconal), methaqualone (Quaalude), and the benzodiazepines (Librium, Valium, Xanax, Ativan, Halcion) followed "the same cycle of medical hype, vast nonmedical use, and new and 'unexpected' problems of dependency." DeGrandpre argues that SSRI antidepressants such as Prozac are undergoing a similar re-examination.
She also said they used cocaine, crack cocaine, methedrine
and marijuana, according to the police report.
In 1970, I wound up hanging around with drug addicts, and getting involved with Methedrine
. I became quite a druggy.
Nonetheless, his novel's characters mention using marijuana (35), snorting cocaine (44), being on Methedrine
suppositories (49), and they use drug words frequently--one is "habitually abusing an illegal growth hormone" and has "overdosed" on television (3-4).
I had to keep awake & set the type perhaps.
Jason Schwartzmann plays a crystal methedrine
addict roped in to do some chores for drug-maker The Cook (Mickey Rourke).
When Brainard took down his shingle, no longer participating in the elite cottage industry of high art, he also gave up the Methedrine
that had fueled many of his funniest, most beautiful visual riddles of the mid-'70s, little rebuses like the collage he made in 1977 of penguins on ice floes staring up at marbleized beach balls bouncing like a galaxy of suns in a white sky.