Between 1890 and 1910 Bayer sold heroin as a non-addictive substitute for morphine that used to treat children with strong cough in some cases.
Popular in 1885 to help with toothaches, not only did they relieve the pain, they made the children happy!
Mariani wine (1875) was the most famous Coca wine of it’s time. Pope Leo XIII used to carry one bottle with him all the time. He awarded Angelo Mariani (the producer) with a Vatican gold medal.