Krokodil - Russian Zombie Drug (Warning: Graphic Images)

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    Sep 26, 2013 1:48 PM GMT
    Krokodil, already a popular drug in Russia, has finally made its way to the United States. The Banner Poison Control Center in Arizona has reported two cases of the flesh-rotting drug’s use, believed to be the first in the US. The drug is a mixture of codeine and hydrocarbons like gasoline, paint thinner, or oil that is injected directly into veins. It’s named krokodil because once injected, it rots your skin from the inside out, causing an alligator skin-like appearance. It’s really, really gross. You probably want to avoid the YouTube videos.

    Dr. Frank LoVecchio, the co-medical director at Banner's Poison Control Center, said, “we're extremely frightened." He elaborates on the flesh-eating drugs that often sell for ten to 20 times less than the cost of heroin:

    "They cause damage to the blood vessels damage to the tissue and there are horrific pictures from Russia that show skin literally falling off the bone."
    He also believes the two cases in Arizona are related, but wouldn’t say more except to add, "Where there is smoke there is fire, and we're afraid there are going to be more and more cases."






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    Sep 26, 2013 4:37 PM GMT
    failscarf saidEh. Ive seen worse.



    You finally removed your scarf ehh?
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    Sep 27, 2013 11:51 PM GMT
    Vice TV did a nice little piec on this a while back. Check it out.
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    Sep 30, 2013 9:46 PM GMT
    Ariz. officials ‘extremely frightened’ over new drug that leaves addicts with reptilian-like skin

    "Banner Poison Control Center in Phoenix said two addicts arrived in emergency rooms with their flesh hanging off their body, the Daily Mail reported."

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/sep/26/ariz-officials-extremely-frightened-over-new-drug-/

    EEEEEKKK

    WARNING


    DO NOT CLICK ON THIS UNLESS YOU WANT TO SEE SOMETHING REALLY GROSS

    You can see down to the bone.

    http://www.heavy.com/news/2013/09/krokodil-crocodile-russia-flesh-eating-drug/
  • metta

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    Oct 24, 2013 4:46 PM GMT
    Krokodil use reportedly spreading: What makes dangerous drug so addictive?


    "The Chicago Tribune reported last week that at least six people in the Chicago area were suspected of having used the opiate drug that can cause the skin to rot away"

    http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-204_162-57608079/krokodil-use-reportedly-spreading-what-makes-dangerous-drug-so-addictive/