Andrey Rylkov Foundation
for Health and Social Justice
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Krokodil takes toll on Russian addicts

Many Russian drug users are switching from heroin to a drug commonly known as Krokodil (Desomorphine). Krokodil is cheaper that heroin and more addictive meaning those who cannot afford heroin are moving to Krokodil with devastating effects. Doctors who are treating those who have injected themselves with Krokodil say it’s “tougher to quit and it’s quicker to kill” the media have often called it the “flesh eating drug” due to the effects of the drug.



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