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The Vending Machine Murders

How 12 people were indiscriminately poisoned in Japan

The Vending Machine Murders: How 12 people were indiscriminately poisoned throughout Japan

It’s a dark irony that the story of Japan’s most cruel and psychopathic poisonings begins with a promotion campaign for a health drink.

In 1985, the Otsuka Pharmaceutical Company was seeing a decline in sales of its health tonic drink known as Oronamin C. So they launched a campaign. When you buy a…

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Martina Petkova

In my Medium writing, I explore the human psyche, mental health, & the signs and causes of abuse and racism.