Monday, 18 July 2011

Red hot in Russia: 'Krokodil'

The latest craze in Russia is homemade drugs. Shudder. According to Al Jazeera, about 100,000 people are thought to be making and using substances made from legal and easily available ingredients. One of the drugs, called 'Krokodil' (or crocodile), named after the scaly-looking sores it causes, is made from a combination of headache pills, petrol, paint thinner, hydrochloric acid, iodine and red phosphorous scraped from the strike strips of matchboxes. Would you take a drug that's chief side effect is your body falling off? Let ArchBlog know.

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