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Flesh-Rotting Russian Drug Surfaces in US

Two cases of Krokodil use found in Arizona

(Newser) - A new street drug has come to America, but we're going to go ahead and predict it's not going to be the next big thing. The Banner Poison Control Center in Arizona says it's had two reports of Krokodil use, the first known reports of the drug... More »

With Eye on Spring Break, Florida Bans Bath Salts

Spring breakers will need to find another cheap, dangerous high

(Newser) - On the heels of reports that bath salts are as bad as meth, Florida's not messing around: The Sunshine State has joined Louisiana in banning the sale of little white packets of crystals that people around the Southeast are smoking or snorting, because, "For lack of a better term,... More »

Bath Salts: More Perilous Than Meth?

Addicts are struggling to get clean

(Newser) - Ivory Wave, Red Dove, Vanilla Sky—the names sound more tranquil than menacing, but authorities are calling them the latest in drugs as dangerous as crystal meth. They're bath salts, and can be bought legally in stores, but they contain mephedrone and methylenedioxypyrovalerone, which can cause hallucinations, paranoia, rapid heart... More »

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