Government orders urgent review of date rape drugsBMJ 2020; 368 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.m51 (Published 08 January 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;368:m51
- Jacqui Wise
The UK government has asked the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD) to urgently review the classification and scheduling of γ-hydroxybutyric acid (GHB), γ-butyrolactone (GBL), and closely related compounds after the sentencing of a prolific rapist.
Reynhard Sinaga is thought to have used GHB to incapacitate young men before raping or sexually assaulting them in his Manchester flat. The mature student, …