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article imageFlesh-eating drug from Russia found in Chicago

By Owen Weldon     Oct 10, 2013 in World
"Krokodil," which is a drug that originated from Russia, is a homemade heroin substitute and it has been discovered in a Chicago suburb.
According to NBC, Dr. Abhin Singla, of the Presence St. Joseph Medical Center, said that three patients had to be treated this week after they used "Krokodil."
Singla said that that substance is similar to Morphine, and there are some properities in "Krokodil" that are also found in methamphetamine. However, "Krokodil" is cheaper to get and it can be made with everyday products, such as paint thinner and gasoline.
According to CBS, the drug can rot a person's skin from the inside out, and it causes abscesses and gangrene that can leave bones and muscles exposed.
According to Time, cases of the drug has already been reported in the states of Utah and Arizona, but Singla suspects that a market has already been created in Chicago.
Singla said that Will County already has a very troublesome heroin epidemic, and it may have already created a tolerance among users, who may now be looking for better and cheaper highs.
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