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Krokodil, medically known as desomorphine, is a relatively new and extremely dangerous drug to hit the streets. It’s been popular in Russia for more than a decade, with nearly 3 million users. The krokodil epidemic began in Siberia and the Russian Far East, but has only recently raised its ugly head in the U.S.

à partir de Live Science


In the vast pharmacopeia of illegal street drugs, few have as heinous a reputation as desomorphine, popularly known as crocodile or "krokodil." An opiate that's chemically related to morphine and heroin, krokodil earned its name in two ways: Addicts develop dark, scaly lesions on their skin, and the drug tends to eat its victims alive, like a crocodile.

à partir de The Huffington Post

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Long-term methadone use is form of ‘State-sponsored social control’ Some addicts had been on the methadone treatment programme for 20 years

à partir de Mail Online

Flesh-eating krokodil 'appears on America's East Coast'

First on East Coast? An overdose patient found all but rotting alive in Manchester, New Hampshire last week told responders he believed he'd been injecting the drug krokodil. Pictured is a wound on the leg of Amber Neitzel, 26, from the drug in Lockport, Illinois in 2013


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