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College Students Develop Nail Polish To Detect Date-Rape Drugs

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It's called "Undercover Colors" and the group's Facebook page says it can detect drugs like Xanax in drinks. It's called "Undercover Colors" and the group's Facebook page says it can detect drugs like Xanax in drinks.

Colleges and universities are back in session in Oklahoma. Now more than ever, there are calls to crack down on sexual assaults. Now there is a nail-polish that could help ladies find out if their drink has been spiked.

A group of four male college students put their skills in the lab to work to fight crime. They came up with a nail polish to detect date-rape drugs.

It's called "Undercover Colors" and the group's Facebook page says it can detect drugs like Xanax in drinks.

All you have to do is stir your drink with your finger and the nail polish will change colors if a drug is present.

While everyone can agree it's a good idea, experts have serious concerns. Some doctors say it creates a false sense of security because these products only test a handful of the date-rape drugs that exist.

"Every day they are changing the chemical formula that labs are having a hard time keeping up with the chemical makeup of these things so a nail polish couldn't possible cover everything out there," said Ginesse Barrett with LSU Hospital.

The students who are developing the nail polish say their goal is to shift the fear from the victims to the perpetrators.

Experts say with coasters and straws coming on the market that also test for date rape drugs, it just might work.

According to the students, they're still developing the nail polish and need more investors.

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