American military chiefs are developing plans to use Valium as a military weapon, according to official documents seen by Antony Barnett of The Observer Newspaper in the U.K. The Pentagon commissioned scientists at Pennsylvania State University to look at potential military uses chemicals known as calmatives. The drugs they recommended for ?immediate consideration? included diazepam, better known as the tranquilizer Valium, and dexmedetomidine, which is used to sedate patients in intensive care. The scientists advised that these drugs can ?effectively act on central nervous system tissues and produces a less anxious, less aggressive, more tranquil-like behavior.?
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