A flesh-eating drug is reported from Arizona,US.
In a new report to be published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, 6 patients ended as a result of using blow developing purple-colored patches of necrotic skin on their ears, nose, cheeks and other parts of the body.’ All this courtesy of most drug dealers favorite cutting agent– levamisole (which in English translates to animal de-wormer), which makes it in about 70% of the stash floating the US. At present the irritations have been turning up in the NYC and Los Angeles area. Not that will necessarily stop most die hard New Yorkers and Los Angelinos from using the good shit.
Counters study author Noah Craft, MD, PhD, Los Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center; ” “We believe these cases of skin reactions and illnesses linked to contaminated cocaine are just the tip of the iceberg in a looming public health problem posed by levamisole.”
And then there’s the fun stuff coming out of Russia, krokodil (“Крокодил” or “crocodile”), an opiate cooked out of gasoline, paint thinner, hydrochloric acide, and red phosphorous” plus the key ingredient, codeine. According to a report out of animalny the stuff is 10 times harder than normal heroin and three times cheaper (a winning combination if you can fathom it).
What makes krokodi all the more appealing is its delicious ability of disfiguring you around the point of injection and leaving you looking like a bloated monkey with gangrene. Not sure how you’ll explain that one or the at the office.”
A homemade drug that causes severe damage to the flesh of those who use it has reportedly shown up in the U.S.
Previously reported in Russia, Krokodil, adisfiguring and potentially lethal mixture of codeine and hydrocarbons such as oil, paint thinner, gasoline or alcohol, has made its way to Arizona.
According to doctors at Banner Poison Control Center, two cases of the drug have been reported in the state in the past week.
Users filter and boil the drug before injecting it. Although LoVecchio said users believe the process removes the impurities, they are wrong.
Once injected, the drug causes damage to blood vessels and tissue that cause flesh to rot from the inside out. The horrific sores that some users develop resemble crocodile skin, which lends the street drug its name. The average life expectancy of a krokodil user is about three years, according to KSAZ.”