“Treatments for pain came in strange concoctions. One was called the Brompton cocktail—a combo named for the English hospital where it was used: morphine, cocaine, Thorazine, honey, gin, and water—which read to me like a concoction some street junkie would come up with, but which I’m told was pretty effective.”
Taken from the book Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic.
The cocktail was originally meant for terminally-ill cancer patients to relieve pain and be more sociable while on their death bed. Read More