Prohibition quickly produced bootleggers, speakeasies, moonshine, bathtub gin, and rum runners smuggling supplies of alcohol across state lines. In 1927, there were an estimated 30,000 illegal speakeasies--twice the number of legal bars before Prohibition. Many people made beer and wine at home. It was relatively easy finding a doctor to sign a prescription for medicinal whiskey sold at drugstores.
1928 - The Prohibition of alcohol. Doctors can write special prescription for pints of whiskey or wine for their patients. Millions of prescriptions are written and dispensed. Much of this alcohol is not used for medical purposes, resulting in the greatest diversion of prescription medicines prior to the present time.