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Teen's Lesions Linked to Cheap Heroin Substitute

Clinic says Houston girl injected Krokodil

(Newser) - Another medical case linked to the nasty heroin knockoff Krokodil has surfaced in the US, reports the AP . This time, a 17-year-old girl in Houston ended up in the hospital with the telltale skin lesions after injecting the drug for two months, reports the Independent . The unidentified girl actually went... More »

US Sisters: We Took Flesh-Eating Drug Krokodil

They're among 5 treated for drug-related disease in Chicago-area hospital

(Newser) - More American users of the flesh-rotting Russian street drug Krokodil have emerged. Two sisters from Joliet, Ill., are among five who were treated for the drug's nasty side effects at a Chicago-area hospital last week. Amber and Angie Neitzel, both heroin addicts, say they thought they'd been... More »

Flesh-Rotting Russian Drug Linked to Okla. Death

'Krokodil' rumored to have surfaced in 4 states

(Newser) - Krokodil—the Russian street drug with effects so horrific it makes meth look almost wholesome—may have already killed at least one person in the US, Time reports. A close friend of a man who died from drug abuse in the state last year said he had been using the... More »

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 »

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