Flesh-eating drug resurfaces in headlines
The flesh-eating drug, Krokodil, seems to have resurfaced in the United States. Officials in New Hampshire reported what they believed to be a Krokodil overdose.
As First Responder, Chris Hickey told Boston's WCVB:
Krokodil is similiar to heroin, but contains a concoction of other drugs including codeine and the pain killer, fentanyl. As if that's not bad enough, drug dealers have been known to cut Krokodil with toxic ingredients like gasoline, ground-up red phosphorus and even drain cleaner.
As KOAT reports, Krokodil is three times stronger than heroin and ten times cheaper. While the deadly drug has stayed seemingly quiet and out of the headlines for a few years, reports in Manchester, New Hampshire seem to suggest it's back.
See why one grieving father took to Facebook with a heartbreaking tale of daughter's drug addition:
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