Question: What is the current status for use of the drug Rohypnol® in the United States?
Answer: Rohypnol® (flunitrazepam) produces sedative-hypnotic, anti anxiety and muscle relaxant effects. This drug has never been approved for medical use in the United States by the FDA. Outside the U.S., Rohypnol® is commonly prescribed to treat insomnia. Rohypnol is also referred to as a “date rape” drug. Rohypnol® is a Schedule IV substance under the Controlled Substances Act and is not approved for manufacture, sale, use or importation into the U.S. Rohypnol® is smuggled into the US from other countries including Mexico.
(https://www.dea.gov/pr/multimedia-library/publications/drug_of_abuse.pdf; accessed May 2017)