Krokodil: The truth about the drug that’s been called ‘the worst in the world’

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Get a few household products – such as gasoline and paint thinner – cook them up and, in less than an hour, you get moonshine heroin: krokodil. The drug gets its name because of the dramatic effects it has on the skin, including scaly skin, sores and infections, and it has recently hit the headlines, with several national newspaper reporting it has hit the UK and calling it a “flesh-rotting drug”.

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