" July 23, 2002 -- The FDA has approved a new use for a drug that was pulled from the market in the 1990s after it was abused and became known as the "date rape" drug. It causes sufferers to uncontrollably fall asleep, even in the most unlikely situations, such as in the middle of a meal or conversation.
Sold a decade ago as the dietary supplement gamma hydroxybutyrate or GHB, the drug has now been approved to treat small group of people who suffer from weak or paralyzed muscles as a result of narcolepsy. In some people with narcolepsy, the condition can also cause a sudden loss of muscle control and weakness, known as cataplexy, which is usually triggered by emotions such as amusement, anger, or excitement.
However, Sikowitz isn't satisfied with the believability of Tori and Jade being in love. It is estimated that anywhere from 135,000 to 200,000 people in the United States have narcolepsy.However, since this condition often goes undiagnosed, the number may be higher.Sodium oxybate, commonly known as the date rape drug, is a soluble, colorless, odorless, and tasteless compound that, if one’s intentions are devious, is the absolutely perfect knockout drug to add to your date’s cocktail or glass of white wine.It has been used as a hypnotic and obstetric analgesic in Europe for many years.During the early 1990s, GHB was marketed as a dietary supplement that purported to enhance athletic performance and sexual activity and to induce sleep.