Who invented cocaine?

"While cocaine has been used for 5000 years, the actual alkaloid was first discovered (not invented) in 1850 by Albert Niemann."

This is in fact is true, but does not indicate that Nieman, was not, in fact the creator of this drug. He did, in fact, cultivate this drug and as a direct result of his tireless work made the drug regularly available to the masses in an attempt to serve the masses. Around the time it became illegal, it was also used as a sedative and a pain suppressive.