Tag: Patent Medicines

Panacea of the People for More than Two Centuries

  This post was first published on 20th June, 2014.   Have you ever heard about 'Patent Medicines?' While not confusing the term with patented drugs, we should note that this term was associated with drug compounds in the 18th and the 19th century. They were not patented but Trademarked Medicines and were termed Nostrum Remedium in Latin . These medicines were sold with interesting names and tall claims of curing a long list of illnesses! Originally, patent medicines were named after the 'Letters Patent' granted by the English Crown.…

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