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Ketamine: An Overview

Ketamine is probably one of the few date rape drugs that are regularly used in human and veterinary medicine. It is similar to PCP and was designed in the earlier 1960s as an alternative to the drug. It is a dissociative anesthetic, meaning that the person who takes it feels like they are having an […]

GHB: An Overview

The Facts The salt form of Gamma hydroxybutyrate (GHB), sodium oxybate, was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2002 under the name Xyrem. It treats narcolepsy and cataplexy, a condition where emotions trigger a temporary loss of muscle tone. But previous to its therapeutic uses, GHB is more familiar as a “party” […]

Rohypnol: The Good, The Bad and the Pharmacology

Rohypnol’s has become infamous for its use as a date rape drug. More commonly known as Roofies, its properties make it the perfect drug to incapacitate a victim. The following article examines the drug in detail. Drug Class and Therapeutic Use Rohypnol’s generic name is flunitrazepam. A benzodiazepine developed in the 1970s. It was actually […]

Dark Pharmacy: The Science of Date Rape Drugs

Although an unpleasant topic, understanding how date rape drugs work explains why they are used by sexual predators. All date rape drugs bind to receptors in the brain to produce effects that render the victim helpless. Three date rape drugs that are most commonly used are Rohypnol, GHB and ketamine. Rohypnol Rohypnol is the brand […]

Why Is a Flu Vaccine Needed Every Year?

Most of the vaccinations we get last for many years and some we only get as children. So it makes sense that people often wonder why they need an influenza vaccination every fall. The reason is because of the virus’ high mutation rate. There are three types of influenza viruses: A, B and C. Within […]