Investigation on NyQuil

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Area of Interaction III: History & Government Historical Context of Drugs Lunsford Richardson was a pharmacist from North Carolina that created medicine, specializing in treating cold symptoms. Lunsford was experimenting in his small, family drug store when he came across the mixture for vapor rub. Lunsford before that moment had created and patented about twenty-one medicines but his business would begin to start thriving on the production of vapor rub in1898 (Tomlin). Lunsford from that moment decided to switch lanes from the retail business to wholesale pharmaceuticals. Lunsford had a son name H. Smith Richardson who had been a part of the family business at a very young age. Smith Richardson had obtained many business skills during his early teenage years and became a successful salesman. After Smith went to Davidson College and the U.S Naval Academy, he accepted an employment opportunity in New York. However in 1907, Smith returned home to assist his father with the drug store and explore possible financial opportunities. Once Smith returned home and became a co-business owner with his father, he implemented new ideas that would benefit the business tremendously. Smith decided to implement a new company name, Vicks, and began to advertise their product in a more effective way giving Americans the impression that their product was the best(Tomlin). After the advertising of their products helped sales and profits increase, he continued to improve the family business by expressing ideas that could improve the Vicks Chemical Company as a whole. Smith successfully launched the Vicks name internationally by introducing their products into South America and Europe. Unfortunately in 1919, Lunsford passed away and his son, Smit... ... middle of paper ... ... 5). : Indications, Side Effects, Warnings. Retrieved February 17, 2014, from http://www.drugs.com/cdi/nyquil-liquid.html Perez. (2012, February 2). Dextromethorphan Overdose. NY Times. Retrieved March 2, 2014, from http://www.nytimes.com/health/guides/poison/dextromethorphan-overdose/overview.html Perez. (2012, January 30). Acetaminophen Overdose. NY Times. Retrieved March 2, 2014, from http://www.nytimes.com/health/guides/poison/acetaminophen-overdose/overview.html Tomlin, J. (2014). People. Our State Magazine. Retrieved March 1, 2014, from http://www.ourstate.com/lunsford-richardson/ Vick's NyQuil. (2013). Vicks.com. Retrieved March 4, 2014, from http://www.vicks.com/products/nyquil/cold-flu-liquid-medicine/ What Is a Heart Attack? (2013, December 17). NHLBI, NIH. Retrieved February 17, 2014, from https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/heartattack/

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