Andrey Rylkov Foundation
for Health and Social Justice

Posts with tag «desomorphine» 

June 1st, 2012

As of June 1, 2012, over-the-counter sales of medical drugs that contain codeine (pentalgin, nurofen, solpadeine, etc.) are banned in Russia. Those drugs are used to produce desomorphine (Krokodil), a home-made opioid. According to Evgeny Roizman, Russia's large-scale Krokodil epidemic has largely resulted from the government's inaction. Human rights activists do not think the new regulation will have a positive effect.

May 17th, 2012

On May 15, 2012, ARF President Anya Sarang was interviewed by Julian Keene, presenter at the World Today, BBC World Service.

January 27th, 2012

On July 27, Togliatti NGO Project April and the city’s human rights activists will make public the situation of drug user Ivan Anoshkin. Who, according to his lawyer Alexey Sibalakov, “appealed to the Ministry of Health of Samara Region requesting treatment, and the next day he was arrested for drug possession on fabricated evidence".

December 21st, 2011

The survey was done in early 2011. The questionnaire was distributed via harm reduction list serve and one website for drug users. 29 respondents from 22 cities including harm reduction workers and drug users took part in a survey.

November 24th, 2011

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.