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A capsule or tablet of the illicit drug methaqualone.

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(Pharmacology) US a proprietary name for methaqualone
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(ˈkweɪ lud)
a brand of methaqualone.
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Noun1.Quaalude - sedative-hypnotic drug (trade name Quaalude) that is a drug of abuse
sedative-hypnotic, sedative-hypnotic drug - a sedative that depresses activity of the central nervous system and reduces anxiety and induces sleep
brand, brand name, marque, trade name - a name given to a product or service
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During that time, he became addicted to the sedative Quaalude, as well as cocaine, sex and money.
A Gorilla Biscuit was the street name for a certain brand quaalude back in the day.
The fake document does list a variety of drugs -- Dilaudid, Percodan, Amytal, Quaalude, Dexedrine and Biphetamine -- that Nichopoulos prescribed for Presley, Snopes said.
The original law prevented DNA exoneree William Michael Dillon, wrongly incarcerated for 26 years for a 1981 Brevard County murder he did not commit, from receiving compensation because of a single Quaalude pill in his pocket as a 19-year-old in 1979.
Subhash Dudani, 63, was arrested in India last fortnight after the country's Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) raided his factory in the north Indian state of Rajasthan and seized a staggering 23.5 metric tonnes of Mandrax tablets (Methaqualone/ Quaalude), estimated to be worth over Rs30 billion (approximately Dh1.7 billion) in the international market.
SUPPORT In the court document, the former Cosby Show star - worth PS250million - confessed to buying Quaalude tablets to give to women so he could have sex with them.
Cosby in sworn testimony unsealed yesterday admitted that he gave the now-banned sedative Quaalude to at least one of his accusers and to unnamed others.
Polanski raped her vaginally, anally and orally, after he drugged her with champagne and a Quaalude. It was like a scene out of Taxi Driver.
Polanski was accused of plying his victim with champagne and part of a Quaalude during a 1977 modeling shoot and raping her.
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Polanski was accused of plying the teen with champagne and part of a Quaalude pill, then raping her during a modeling shoot at Jack Nicholson's house in 1977.
Let's keep in mind that Roman Polanski gave a 13-year-old girl a Quaalude and champagne, then raped her....