Drug-facilitated sexual assault and analytical toxicology: the role of LC-MS/MS A case involving zolpidem.

@article{Kintz2005DrugfacilitatedSA,
  title={Drug-facilitated sexual assault and analytical toxicology: the role of LC-MS/MS A case involving zolpidem.},
  author={P. Kintz and M. Villain and V. Dumestre-Toulet and B. Ludes},
  journal={Journal of clinical forensic medicine},
  year={2005},
  volume={12 1},
  pages={
          36-41
        }
}
The use of a drug to modify a person's behavior for criminal gain is not a recent phenomenon. However, the recent increase in reports of drug-facilitated crimes (sexual assault, robbery) has caused alarm in the general public. Drugs involved can be pharmaceuticals, such as benzodiazepines (flunitrazepam, lorazepam, etc.), hypnotics (zopiclone, zolpidem), sedatives (neuroleptics, some histamine H1-antagonists) or anaesthetics (gamma-hydroxybutyrate, ketamine), drugs of abuse, such as cannabis… Expand
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