Gulping Down Thorazine


Within 24 hours or so, the inventor of Thorazine and the inventor of the anti-anxiety drug Miltown (precursor to Valium and Prozac) both passed away. Frank Berger developed the first mass-marketed anti-anxiety drug in the 1950s, and its success ushered in the era of “big-time psychopharmacology”. Frank Ayd also “helped give birth to and nurture the field of psychopharmacology” through his invention of the antipsychotic Thorazine.