Krokodil: The New Heroin Literally Makes Your Skin Rot Off

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Krokodil: The New Heroin Literally Makes Your Skin Rot Off

  • 10/15/2013 11:14 AM EDT U.S.

The first cases of a flesh-eating drug called Krokodil have shown up in the United States. It's made by mixing codeine with alcohol or paint-thinner and then injecting it, and it's been around in Russia for about a decade. Distressingly, one of its primary side effects is that it makes the users' flesh turn green and rot off.