Krokodil shows up in Chicago
Use of a a flesh-eating heroin substitute that rots the skin of addicts has now spread to a Chicago suburb, according to local media reports.
Krokodil, which is considered more addictive that heroin, originated in Russia before cases were seen in Arizona last month.
The latest reports of three cases at the Presence St. Joseph Medical Center in the Joliet suburb of Chicago, is likely to spark further fears that use of the drug, which usually kills addicts within two years, is spreading in the US.
Not good, and something that bears watching. Krokodil is a major problem in Russia, and a couple of cases have been noted locally here in the Czech Republic as well.