Local hospital may have had cases of Krokodil

November 19, 2017 - 3:25 am

Krokodil is a synthetic opiod that destroys a user from the inside out. 

The drug is made from such ingredients as Codeine, gasoline and paint thinner. It will cause a person's skin to become necrotic, causing it to die and literally fall off the user's body. 

Via Christi officials say that it had two suspected cases of Krokodil, but would not indicate when.

Wichita Police and the Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office have not had any reported cases.

Special agents say the drug has not really taken off in the U.S. because there is already a large supply of prescription drugs that have opiates in them, and heroin is already readily available in the Midwest.

If a person was to contract Krokodil, the physicians at Via Christi would treat it like other opioid overdoses.

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