Hardcore Drugs For Kids? These Popular Products All Had Them

Hardcore Drugs For Kids? These Popular Products All Had Them

Doc knows the best way to treat a sick toddler is get them buzzed on illegal narcotics, or so said the medical thinking of the early 1900s.
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