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Contaminated Cocaine Causing Skin Reactions

June 27, 2011  | 

A recent report for dermatologists has raised concerns about patients in New York and Los Angeles who developed serious skin reactions after smoking or snorting cocaine believed to be contaminated with a veterinary medication.

As much as 70 percent of the cocaine circulating in this country could be affected, because drug dealers are using levamisole — a drug that's cheap, widely available, and commonly used for deworming livestock — to dilute or "cut" their product.

At least six patients developed purple-colored patches of necrotic skin on their ears, nose, cheeks, and other parts of their body and, in some instances, suffered permanent scarring after they had used cocaine.

Source: Science Daily


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Matt @ 6/28/2011 10:55 PM

Ha! Serves them right for doing coke in the first place.

Can't wait to see people trying to deny their use of it!

STEVE GAINES @ 6/29/2011 9:54 AM

Call 1-800-WAA-AAAA!!!!! Should have said "NO" to drugs.

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