Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Discoverer of LSD dies at 102

Albert Hoffman, the chemist who discovered LSD - and likely changed the world in terms of recreational drug use - died this past Tuesday.

While natural hallucinogenic drugs have existed since humans figured out who to use them, LSD may have changed the face of drugs and drug use. The intense and powerful effect of the drug made it highly popular. Many people used the drug and moved on, but many lives were also ruined through addiction, overdose, and death.

If Dr. Hoffman hadn't discovered LSD, someone else would have somewhere down the road, but I do wonder how different things might have been if it hadn't have been found.

Today on Help My Hurt:

Ortho Week: 4 announcements on various arthritis meds
What timing for ortho week: my son broke his finger
11 posts on children and pain
Ortho Week: Most common fractures
More ortho stuff: diabetes meds increase fracture risk
Fosamax, osteoporosis drug, may cause heart problem

News for Today:

People often share prescription medicine: survey
LSD inventor dies
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