In the wake of last weekend's horrifying roofie-rape report -- a woman visiting San Francisco was drugged at a bar downtown and awoke in a man's bedroom in the Sunset -- Wired has published a primer on roofies (GHB, K, Rohypnol) and roofie-protection devices.
Did you know that rohypnol has been reformulated to turn drinks blue? (Hint: never accept a curaçao-tinted drink from strangers). Some of the protection devices are caps you clip on to the mouth of a bottle, while others resemble James Bond gadgets. There are coasters that turn color when wet with a roofie-spiked liquid, testing strips that fit inside a lip-gloss container, and tiny police-designed GHB tests. The first two seem simple enough to slip into a bag or pocket and use when drunk. Better still, if the test comes back negative you get to finish your free drink.