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A hazardous drug that eliminates free will and can wipe the memory of its victims is currently being dealt on the streets of Colombia.
The drug is called scopolamine, but is colloquially known as ‘The Devil’s Breath,' and is derived from a particular type of tree common to South America.
Stories surrounding the drug are the stuff of urban legends, with some telling horror stories of how people were raped, forced to empty their bank accounts, and even coerced into giving up an organ.
Originally posted by SwissMarked
reply to post by Propulsion
I think the "robots" are still a couple years off... but the "zombies" and "aliens" could play out over the course of the next seven months...
If I were to venture a guess... if the "aliens/second coming" that everyone "sees in the sky" doesn't get everyone in line right quick... it's on to "Plan B"... the "zombies"...
* Scopolamine causes memory impairments to a similar degree as diazepam.
* In October 2006, researchers at the US National Institute of Mental Health found that scopolamine reduced symptoms of depression within a few days, and the improvement lasted for at least a week after switching to a placebo.
* Intravenously administered scopolamine has been found to be effective against major depressive disorder. A phase II clinical trial of its efficacy against both major depressive disorder and depression due to bipolar disorder when administered via transdermal patches is scheduled to finish in September 2011.
* Due to its effectiveness against sea-sickness it has become commonly used by scuba divers.
Scopolamine has been tested as a topical treatment for Aquagenic pruritus and was shown in several cases to be effective.
Criminal use and urban legends
In 1910, it was detected in the remains believed to be those of Cora Crippen, wife of Dr. Hawley Harvey Crippen, and was accepted at the time as the cause of her death since her husband was known to have bought some at the start of the year. Scopolamine poisoning is sometimes reported by the media as method by which people are raped, killed, or robbed, although some of these are unfounded rumors. For example, there have been rumors that robbers in the United States used a transcutaneous delivery mechanism involving business cards, pamphlets or flyers laced with the drug. The use of burundanga (aka scopolamine) impregnated credit cards to attack and to rob isolated people is often propagated by chain emails and some of these are reported as hoaxes or urban legends by specialized web sites.
A 2012 example claims small amounts are blown into victims' faces on the street to turn the victims into "mindless zombies". 
Nevertheless, approximately one in five emergency room admissions for poisoning in Bogotá have been attributed to scopolamine. In June 2008, more than 20 people were hospitalized with psychosis in Norway after ingesting counterfeit Rohypnol tablets containing scopolamine.
There have also been reports of tourists being robbed after having scopalmine slipped into their food or drink. Recently, these incidents have been reported in Thailand.
Originally posted by smyleegrl
reply to post by SwissMarked
Not to discredit your thread, but scopolamine is a legal medication often used in the treatment of motion sickness. While there are other reports of folks using scopolamine as a date-rape drug, to murder others, or to cause memory loss, so far these reports are mainly in the realm of urban legend. More research is needed, IMO