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Thursday, September 26, 2013

Krokodil Spreads to the U.S.

Back in November 2011, I posted about the spread of Krokodil into Europe from Russia. The drug, a cheap, imitation heroin made by mixing codeine with substances like gasoline, paint thinner, oil or alcohol, has arrived on U.S. shores. Its name is derived from crocodile, because the drug can kill the flesh around injection sites, causing it to turn green and scaly before rotting off.

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