Stories from the Collection: La Grippe Bottle

In this episode of “Stories from the Collection,” the DEA Museum dives into the rich history behind an early 20th-century pill bottle. Americans used the medicine to treat “la grippe,” or the flu, and each bottle contained opium, a highly addictive drug. Learn how much history is packed into one small bottle, including the story of a physician-turned-privateer.

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