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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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SUSPENDED SENTENCE: Ellis Hawkins, who used his workplace, Environment Services Group, left, to make the date-rape drug GHB PICTURES: Wales News
DRUG-TESTING kits used to detect date-rape drugs in drinks are inaccurate and misleading, according to a new report by Liverpool academics.
Richard Milne, prosecuting, said the drug was a "very potent, rarely prescribed" sedative ( sometimes known as a date-rape drug.
Now the Forensic Science Service has shown that the use of date-rape drugs is not only very rare but is, as I suggested, quite unnecessary.
But, the fear is that it may have been a so-called date-rape drug.
While GHB has been called the date-rape drug because it can incapacitate people and thus make them vulnerable to sexual assault, it has also often been used by weightlifters to build muscle mass.
I know that Midazolam is a date-rape drug, but it blocks Isla's memories.
A WOMAN is due to be sentenced today for using the date-rape drug Rohypnol to ``knock out'' and rob a bank manager and a film director.
ONE in four women claims to have had her drinks spiked with a date-rape drug.
The Germans, aged 30 and 31, were arrested after the 20-year-old went to hospital to be tested for signs of the date-rape drug rohypnol.
A WOMAN'S body washed up on a beach may have contained traces of a date-rape drug but scientists could not be certain, an inquest heard.
Date-rape drug GHB will be outlawed from midnight tonight, the Government has announced.