I was wondering how the term roofies has come to be. They use the term in many movies and TV series. I know what it means, so I'm not asking for an explanation, but for those who may be wondering, it's a date rape drug.
Date rape drug refers to a drug that
can be used to assist in the execution
of a sexual assault, such as date
rape. One of these drugs is called
Flunitrazepam, most commonly known as Rohypnol. One of the street
names for Rohypnol is roofies.
All the horrible deeds aside, I think the street name, roofies, is pretty funny and I can't connect it with anything.
Is the name derived from something, or is it just a random word, unrelated to anything?