Flesh-Eating Street Drug Hits the US

abcnews.go.com Published: September 27, 2013
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A flesh-eating drug has appeared in the United States after first being discovered in Russia a decade ago, according to ABC News.

The site reports Krokodil, Russian for “crocodile,” is a street drug used as a cheap substitute for heroin. The drug is referred to as “krokodil” because it causes sores, tissue damage and rough, scale-like appearance on the skin.



Two cases involving the drug that surfaced at the Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center in Phoenix are alarming anti-drug advocates and medical personnel who fear use of krokodil might spread, ABC News reports.

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