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Krokodil Flesh-eating 39zombie39 drug may be in U.S.

11/19/2014
06:25 | Author: Kate Thompson

Drug called crocodile
Krokodil Flesh-eating 39zombie39 drug may be in U.S.

A flesh-eating drug that turns people into zombie-like creatures seems to have This extremely addictive injectable opioid is called krokodil.

A DEA fact sheet about the drug released this month said the National Forensic Laboratory Information System, the DEA database that collects scientifically verified data on drug items and cases, identified two exhibits submitted to these labs as desomorphine in 2004 but none since then.

It's so named in part because users report black or green scaly skin as a side effect. This extremely addictive injectable opioid is called krokodil (pronounced like crocodile) or desomorphine.

An estimated 100,000 in Russia and around 20,000 people in Ukraine are estimated to have injected the drug in 2011, according to a study that ran in the International Journal of Drug Policy this year.

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World39s Deadliest Drug Photos and Video Inside a Krokodil

11/18/2014
04:10 | Author: Caitlin White

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World39s Deadliest Drug Photos and Video Inside a Krokodil

It didn't take them long to discover the cause: the patients had begun injecting a new drug they called, predictably, “krokodil.” (Some accounts.

That side effect has earned krokodil its other nickname: the zombie drug. The typical life span of an addict is just two or three years. But addicts pay dearly for krokodil’s cheap high. Wherever on the body a user injects the drug, blood vessels burst and surrounding tissue dies, sometimes falling off the bone in chunks.

The active ingredient, codeine, is a mild opiate sold over the counter in many countries. Especially when it is so easy to make: an addict can cook up krokodil using ingredients and tools bought from the local pharmacy and hardware store.

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Why Are Millions Addicted To A Drug That Eats The Flesh Off Their

9/17/2014
02:35 | Author: Kate Thompson

Drug called crocodile
Why Are Millions Addicted To A Drug That Eats The Flesh Off Their

Clinically known as desomorphine, on the street it's simply called “the drug that eats junkies.” Krokodil is reportedly 10 times as strong as.

Even if it never becomes a drug problem in the U.S., krokodil’s appeal elsewhere should be cause for concern. It’s a drug born of despair, a sort of chemical nihilism seemingly designed to kill its host, and it’s taking young lives wherever it appears.

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The baseline drug test indicated the presence of krokodil and other drugs. Not good, but by no means the worst possible situation. And I say this to you. My youngest child just went into detox today.

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Krokodil Has exotic 39flesh-eating39 drug come to Arizona? WARNING

7/16/2014
12:40 | Author: Caitlin White

Drug called crocodile
Krokodil Has exotic 39flesh-eating39 drug come to Arizona? WARNING

Krokodil is a potent substitute for heroine and it literally has been eating "In this case someone called and said we have a patient or two that.

"They take a drug like codeine, or a codeine-like drug, and they will try to get it out by using acids or turpentine or gasoline," Lovecchio said. "Unfortunay for the drug abuser, when they inject that, some of that gasoline and turpentine is left behind.".

Gatewood is testing the two samples from Arizona patients in an effort to learn if what they took was actually krokodil. Patient privacy laws mean information is tightly guarded, but Gatewood was able to share some of his general findings.

"The average age of them living once they start using the drug daily is about one to two years," Lovecchio said.

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After receiving another call -- a similar call -- Lovecchio sounded the alarm.

Those who have encountered krokodil describe is as a "flesh-eating" drug -- one that eats users alive.

It looks like that is what drug users in Arizona, Utah, Oklahoma and Illinois have been injecting into their veins.

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Krokodil Two sisters claim to be proof that Russian flesh-eating drug

5/15/2014
02:35 | Author: Kate Thompson

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Krokodil Two sisters claim to be proof that Russian flesh-eating drug

These sisters are proof that the flesh-eating drug Krokodil is sweeping America . The resulting mixture is called desomorphine - a derivative of.

'I've been using for about ten years, so I'm not in good shape anyway, but this was a whole lot worse. There were points where I was so weak and I had such horrible bleeding I honestly thought I was going to die.'.

Agony: Amber said: 'The sores on my elbow were so bad that the doctors thought they would have to cut part of the bone off, but luckily they managed to avoid that'.

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for much longer than originally feared. Amber and Angie Neitzel, from Joliet, Illinois, say they have been abusing the toxic cocktail - which originated in Russia - for around a year and a half, which means it has been on the streets of the U.S.

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