@PigBoss: As far as I know, she's in med school, but not pharmacy school? =S
I'm assuming you just got accepted? I didn't get an undergraduate degree beforehand because I met all the requirements beforehand, so my view of "difficult" might be a bit different from yours. The first year is cake, though. Depending on your program, it will ramp up really badly the second year. At my school, we do our site visits on Fridays during the P2 year and we go over a fairly sizable portion of the state, so we really don't have much time to study as the other students. P3 year, the time spent in class is lot less, but the material is understandably harder.
@Trev: If there's one thing that separates me from my peers is that my knowledge of recreational drugs is a bit lacking. I probably could do a bit of research on it when I have time. I decided to take a veterinary pharmacy elective on top of my internship for this summer so it might be awhile. Usually when I have to deal with illicit use of medication, it involves patients abusing hydrocodone-based products in addition to a benzodiazepine or some other muscle relaxant, so it doesn't really come across for me. Misinformation is always rampant, unfortunately. The problem from what I hear is that the results are different depending on the persons involved as well as other factors, so it is difficult to discern unless some other investigation is used.
Personally, I don't think any of the media outlets should have named any sort of substance until it was confirmed.