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Concocted In Russia, New Designer Drug 'Krokodil' Has A Deadly Bite

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First Posted: 10/14/11 01:28 PM ET Updated: 12/14/11 05:12 AM ET

Worldcrunch:

Codeine, benzine, paint thinner, hydrochloric acid and red phosphorus -- that's what goes into "Krokodil," a drug that originated in Russia and is believed to have now hit Western Europe. In Germany, workers in drug cafés have reported seeing "disastrous skin conditions and damage to soft tissue" among Krokodil users.

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