date rape drug

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A popular name for Rohypnol, which is 10 times more potent than Valium as a sedative hypnotic; its notoriety derives from its alleged ability to decrease inhibitions and defenses in a woman, allowing a perpetrator to make unwanted sexual advances

date rape drug

Public health A popular name for Rohypnol, which is 10-fold more potent than Valium as a sedative hypnotic; its notoriety derives from its alleged ability to ↓ inhibitions and defenses in ♀, helping the female's partner make unwanted sexual advances
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It's not clear exactly how often rapists use GHB or Rohypnol, but such cases are surely much rarer than the hysterical reaction from the press and Congress (which passed a Date Rape Drug Prohibition Act last year) would lead one to believe.
To the Editor: A recently published article on drug-facilitated sexual assault' perpetuates an inaccurate media-generated stereotype of Rohypnol (flunitrazepam) as "the date rape drug.
The oldest date rape drug around is alcohol," Barnett said.
4 /PRNewswire/ -- The DC Rape Crisis Center, one of the oldest rape crisis centers in the United States, announced today that it will begin offering a Date Rape Drug Information Service through an 800-number located in its central Washington offices.
A FORMER Brookside actor sobbed as he was jailed for two years for lying to the police and lacing a drink with a date rape drug.
When quizzed for a second time seven months later, police said they found packets of Nytol, a sedative used for insomnia, and date rape drug Temazepam in his Fiat Punto.
Chief executive Graham Rhodes said magistrates and judges needed to be made aware of the scientific side-effects of date rape drug.
A SCOT is facing a 100-year jail sentence after Justice Minister Cathy Jamieson approved his extradition to the United States on date rape drug charges.
A NEW date rape drug known as GBH is set to be banned worldwide.
THERE was a massive jobs blow for the scaremongering industry this week after it emerged that - contrary to popular belief in recent times - most men are NOT walking around with a phial of the date rape drug Rohypnol in their pocket.
RIVER City star Jenni Keenan Green has revealed her latest harrowing role - as a date rape drug victim.
And in the past six months 56 people have called the helpline claiming to have been the victim of a date rape drug.