A man prepares heroin in Zhukovsky, Russia, near Moscow. Photo via ReutersA new drug that is said to be stronger than heroin and capable of rotting addicts to death from the inside, while their skin is left a green, scaly mess, is said to have appeared in Canada. But experts are warning the public that the apparent arrival of krokodil may be more smoke than fire.
Recent reports suggest that krokodil – a mix of codeine and other toxins that has become increasingly common in Russia over the past decade – arrived in Ontario’s Niagara Region last week. The concoction is believed to be so deadly that reports of its spread into Canada made headlines in the U.K.
Those fears are now being tamped down, although not extinguished entirely, by Canadian drug abuse officials and local authorities.The Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse issued a bulletin late last week announcing that there have been "no confirmed reports of desomorphine" in Canada.
"Unconfirmed reports might have resulted from the observation of severe wounds at injection sites among drug users," theRead More »from Has flesh-eating drug krokodil arrived in Canada? Not yet, officials say