Andrey Rylkov Foundation
for Health and Social Justice

Posts with tag «krokodil» 

November 23rd, 2013

Injectable codeine-based drug Krokodil is raging across Georgia - exclusive investigation and photo-gallery of users as they cook the killer mix at home

November 7th, 2013

Drug users in Moldova are losing their jaws to fatal intoxicant Vint, an injectable cocktail extracted from cold-and-flu relief tablets

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 25th, 2012

Russian drug policy news past week was dominated by the police investigation at a female “rehabilitation center” owned by the notorious foundation City Without Drugs. The investigation resulted from the death of one of its patients. A question remains: will the investigation lead to changes in the foundation's practices?

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.

December 12th, 2011

The leaking of US embassy cables by the website WikiLeaks last year proved to be one of the most astonishing stories in recent memory. The murky world of international diplomacy was revealed to all, as readers were granted access to the private communications of embassy staff. Many of these cables, which were never meant for […]

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.

October 24th, 2010

Russia has been in the grip of an HIV epidemic for years now with many organisations believing that it will not reach the millennium development goal 6. This is partly due to Russia’s inability to tackle the prevalence of HIV amongst IDUs which are most likely caused by a Russian government abysmal drug reduction strategy […]