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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

New glassware can protect you from ‘date-rape’ drugging!

In an attempt to reduce drug-facilitated sexual assault, researchers have designed new glassware that can warn if the drink is tainted. Date rape drugs, also called predator drugs, are drugs that assist in the execution of drug-facilitated sexual assault (DFSA). Usually added to a food or drink surreptitiously i.e. without the victim's knowledge, the drugs have a sedative, hypnotic, dissociative, and/or amnesiac effect. The new glassware, a line of 16-ounce glasses, cups and straws, changes color when it comes in contact with common 'date rape' drugs like ketamine, Rohypnol and GHB. Developed by DrinkSavvy founder Mike Abramson in collaboration with John MacDonald, chemistry professor at Worcester Polytechnic institute in Massachusetts, the new glassware, thus, reveals to users whether or not their beverages have been laced with common date-rape drugs. The advent of idea Personal experience of being drugged led Michael Abramson to develop the DrinkSavvy range of glassware. "Within the

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