Tox Tuesday: Codeine

Once thought of as a safe and effective cough suppressant and pain reliever for children, codeine is widely known and prescribed around the world. In fact, as many as 880,000 prescriptions for codeine were written by emergency room doctors over the past decade. However, during this same time various warnings concerning the drug have also […]

Tox Tuesday: Krokodil

A cheap heroin substitute from Russia that destroys flesh, turning it green and scaly, has been reported in the U.S.

The drug – called krokodil, which is Russian for crocodile –is well known in Russia and other former Soviet republics but hadn’t been known in the U.S. until recently. In September, doctors in Arizona treated […]