Desomorphine Historical Data and Growth

No Confirmed Reports of Desomorphine in Canada

Although there have been several reports of the presence of desomorphine (krocodil) in Canada and the United States since September, 2013, as of November 21, 2013, there have been no confirmed reports of desomorphine in Canada or the United States….

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Public Health Threat or Media Sensation?

Recently, the news media has sensationalized reports of a new and dangerous drug appearing in North America known as krokodil claiming it to be a “flesh eating drug” and the “drug that eats junkies.” This illicit substance, which contains desomorphine…

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Flesh-rotting krokodil drug emerges in USA

A powerful heroin-like drug that rots flesh and bone has made its first reported appearance in the United States, an Arizona health official says. Known on the street as “krokodil,” the caustic homemade opiate is made from over-the-counter codeine-based headache pills…

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Desomorphine (Krokodil)

The Myth of “Krokodil”

Desomorphine is a synthetic opioid substance, synthesized in the 1930s. Although used medically in other countries, it is, in the United States, a Schedule I drug, in the same category as PCP, LSD and heroin. Because heroin is so scare…

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