Photo Gallery: Crystal Meth's German Roots
05/30/2013
Crystal meth's German uncle: The German company Temmler Werke launched its...

Crystal meth's German uncle: The German company Temmler Werke launched its "Pervitin" form of methamphetamine on the market in 1938. "Alertness aid," read the packaging, to be taken "to maintain wakefulness." But "only from time to time" came the caveat, followed by a large exclamation point.