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Thursday, April 23, 2015

March 6 - This Day in History

March 6 - 1899
Bayer patents aspirin
On this day in 1899, the Imperial Patent Office in Berlin registers Aspirin, the brand name for acetylsalicylic acid, on behalf of the German pharmaceutical company Friedrich Bayer & Co. Now the most common drug in household medicine cabinets, acetylsalicylic acid was originally made from a chem... read more »
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