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Nasty Drug Now In Wisconsin

A heroin substitute that can eat your skin appears to have reached

Wisconsin...

 

The drug is called krokodil.  Imported from Russia, it has been seen in a few states outside Wisconsin.  People who can't afford to buy or make heroin have been getting krokodil instead, according to Keith Lease of the Coulee Council on Addictions:

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The caustic chemicals in Krokodil...such as gasoline and paint thinner...seem to decay skin from the inside.  Lease is co-chair of a heroin task force in La Crosse, which has agreed to study the effects of krokodil.

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