A bad injury in the Civil War inspired this pharmacist to create a carbonated drink that could give him some pain relief. The first formulation of Coca-Cola, which was originally called French Wine Coca, was made with coca leaves (cocaine) and kola nuts.
Pemberton eventually sold his company because he needed money to support his family and his morphine addiction.
Personalize the information you receive by selecting targeted content and special offers.
About Pharmacy Times
Pharmacy Times® is the #1 full-service pharmacy media resource in the industry. Founded in 1897, Pharmacy Times® reaches a network of over 1.3 million retail pharmacists. Through our print, digital and live events channels, Pharmacy Times® provides clinically based, practical and timely information for the practicing pharmacist. Features and specialized departments cover medication errors, drug interactions, patient education, pharmacy technology, disease state management, patient counseling, product news, pharmacy law and health-system pharmacy. Pharmacy Times Continuing Education™ (PTCE) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.