Flesh-Eating Drug Krokodil Emerges in the U.S.

Published: Sep 27, 2013

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A flesh-eating drug that first surfaced in Russia over a decade ago has found its way to US shores, with poison control center officials confirming that two people have been treated for using the substance this week. Dr. Frank LoVecchio, co-medical director at Banner Good Samaritan Poison and Drug Information Center in Arizona, told Lee Moran of the New York Daily News on Thursday that there were two patients who had used Krokodil, an injectable narcotic with potentially deadly side-effects.

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