Rohypnol


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Rohypnol

(rō-hĭp′nôl′, -nōl′)
n.
A brand name for the drug flunitrazepam.
A benzodiazepine that is ± 10-fold more potent than Valium Route of administration Oral, pulverised/snorted
Effects Slurred speech, impaired judgement, difficulty walking, sedation, blackouts of up to 24 hours, amnesia, respiratory distress; may have paradoxic effects and trigger aggression. Overdose or death can occur if mixed with other drugs or alcohol.
It is popularly known as the ‘date-rape’ drug.
In Texas, to be under the Influence of Rohypnol is 'To Get Roached’.

rohypnol

Date-rape drug, flunitrazepam Drug abuse A benzodiazepine that is ± 10-fold more potent than Valium Route of administration Oral, pulverized/snorted Effects Slurred speech, impaired judgment, hence 'date-rape' drug, difficulty walking, sedation–blackouts of up to 24 hrs, amnesia, respiratory distress; may have paradoxic effects and trigger aggression; OD or death can occur if mixed with other drugs or alcohol

Rohypnol

A brand name for FLUNITRAZEPAM. This drug has, in recent years, acquired an unpleasant reputation as a means of facilitating rape. It is subject to prescription requirements under the Misuse of Drugs Act and is not prescribable under the NHS.
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Rohypnol, which has the street nickname Roofie, is 10 times more powerful than Valium.
All traces of Rohypnol leave the bloodstream within 36 hours and the drug can't be detected in urine after three days - leaving little evidence for gardai to prosecute a case of date rape.
although I am unsure what the full motives were, but certainly there was an element of this controlling behaviour in which you used the administration of the drug Rohypnol to achieve what was then an act of theft.
These grants will support efforts to help young people steer clear of dangerous club drugs such as Ecstasy and rohypnol," Secretary Thompson said.
Foundation chairman Graham Rhodes said the rapists' drug of choice had switched from the much publicised and now illegal Rohypnol to GHB and even everyday tranquillisers such as Valium.
Colouration of the gastric mucosa following ingestion of Rohypnol 1 tablets: morphological findings following peroral intake and experimental post-mortem investigations [in German].
Grouping MDMA with GHB and Rohypnol, a 2000 Knight Ridder story warned that the dangers of "club drugs" include "vulnerability to sexual assault.
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.
In the last two years, many high school and college-aged young women across the United States have been raped after been slipped a tasteless, odorless drug called flunitrazepam - more commonly known by its trade name Rohypnol and informally as the "date rape drug.
Although the FDA has approved fluoride-containing drugs for purposes of seratonin inhibitors such as Prozac, previously approved Phen-Fen, Rohypnol (often referred to as the date rape drug), and general anesthesias routinely used in surgery, the FDA previously addressed a "regulatory letter" to 35 companies marketing combination drugs consisting of fluoride and vitamins requesting that marketing of these products be discontinued, stating that the New Drug Application for a similar product was withdrawn, ".
The 29-year-old was spiked with Rohypnol on a night out and to this day has no idea what really happened to her.
Anthony Muldoon's defence lawyers asked questions about Rohypnol, known as the "date rape drug", at Teesside Crown Court yesterday.