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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Researchers at Tel Aviv University have developed a 100 % accurate personal sensor that detects the presence of the most common date rape drugs in beverages.
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.
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.
Chief executive Graham Rhodes said magistrates and judges needed to be made aware of the scientific side-effects of date rape drug.
The report found no evidence to suggest widespread use of Rohypnol and "limited traces" of the other so-called date rape drug GHB.
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.
Alison Smith, aged 32, died at home after swallowing a cocktail of alcohol, cocaine, ecstasy, temazepam and date rape drug GHB.
The jury was split on the count charging Luster with poisoning one of his three victims, who had testified that she had willingly taken the date rape drug GHB, also known as Liquid X, on several occasions for its euphoric effect.
Parents were urged to return them to shops over concerns the products contain a date rape drug.
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.
The move comes days after itemerged one in 12 drinks in Scots nightspots could be spiked with date rape drug Rohypnol.