Drug gives users a reptile dysfunction

Officials are “extremely frightened” by a new drug called Krokodil, popular in Russia, that has shown up in at least two cases in Arizona this week.  Krokodil is created by mixing codeine, gasoline, paint thinner, hydrochloric acid and even the red phosphorous scraped from the tips of matches, filtering it and then injecting it into the body, according to media reports.  The concoction can cause the flesh to eat away and leaves severe addicts with reptilian-like skin, hence the drug’s name.   Read more: