Problems with Pill Consumption in 1970

This article discusses former US Representative Paul G. Rogers desire to cut television ads containing the consumption of pills from TV advertisements. This is not specifically linked to prescription medications but this article demonstrates the ongoing problems with taking drugs in America during this period and links advertisements to the issue as well.


“Anti-Pill Plan.” The Washington Post, Times Herald (1959-1973), Apr 12, 1970.

Youtube clip History of Benzodiazepines

I thought this little short video on YouTube was interesting from Psychiatrist Allen Frances M.D. who says he was at the beginning of his training during the period when Benzodiazepines first appear in the early 1960s. He discusses what some of the thoughts and beliefs were about the drug as well as what was discovered about how the drug affected people after using it and becoming addicted to it.