Drugs: Burundanga: the stealth drug that cancels the victim’s willpower| EL PAÍS

Drugs: Burundanga: the stealth drug that cancels the victim’s willpower  EL PAÍS

It’s not an urban legend: there really is a drug that is sometimes slipped into a woman’s drink in order to sexually abuse her. In fact, there have also been instances of elderly people intoxicated with it in full daylight and robbed of their savings.

Spain’s emergency rooms are increasingly familiar with this type of case, and with the name that is associated with it: burundanga.

Burundanga is the popular name for scopolamine, a drug that is used in medicine to treat nausea and motion sickness, among other conditions. But its side effects include drowsiness, a loss of inhibition and memory lapses.

via Drugs: Burundanga: the stealth drug that cancels the victim’s willpower | In English | EL PAÍS

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