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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Mr Harvey claimed the results, which he obtained on Tuesday, showed the presence of a so-called date rape drug in the medic's bloodstream.
Date rape drugs include the three most common, GHB, which are odorless, colorless and tasteless according to the national Institute on drug abuse, making each of them difficult to ascertain.
LEICESTER - After learning of an Internet invitation to a party featuring five kegs of beer, Jell-O shots and date rape drugs for $5 each, Leicester police decided they would crash the Saturday night bash.
An unlicensed city centre doorman became the first person in the North-East to be convicted of administering a so-called date rape drug yesterday.
The story takes a serious turn when Scott puts Rohypnol, the date rape drug, into Jenna's drink.
A TEMPTRESS who used the date rape drug Rohypnol to rob her wealthy victims was jailed for five years yesterday.
The alarm was raised after three women had their drinks spiked with the date rape drug GHB in Southampton pubs.
One of three women drugged, raped and videotaped by Max Factor heir Andrew Luster was awarded $19 million in damages Friday by a judge sending an ``uncompromising message'' to predators using the date rape drug GHB.
The Roofie Foundation - the slang name for the date rape drug Rohypnol - claims the crime often goes unreported because victims are too scared or embarrassed to speak of their ordeal.
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.