When the facility warned other poison centers around the country about krokodil, some revealed they also had patients suffering from its apparent use, according to Dr. Frank LoVecchio, co-medical director at Banner Poison, Drug and Information Center. This is up there as one of the craziest new trends Ive seen, he said. Weve known about it in Russia, and weve known what it has done there. Its really decimated whole cities there. Krokodil is made up of several ingredients easily accessed at home improvement stores and pharmacies. The base of the drug is usually codeine. Pure codeine is extracted from its pill form and adulterated with chemicals to create a liquid substance that is later injected into the veins. The types of chemicals used by manufacturers vary. Some of the chemicals theyve used are very dangerous, LoVecchio said. Theyve used things like hydrochloric acid. Some have used paint thinners, gasoline and other stuff that includes phosphorous. The acidity of the chemicals causes the bodys fat and skin to burn off and die, LoVecchio said. The presence of chemicals also makes the body more prone to infection. Immediate effects include visible scarring on the skin. Long-term effects are much worse.
Sent! A link has been sent to your friend’s email address. Join the Nation’s Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Russia: Greenpeace activists posed ‘real threat’ AP 10:37 a.m. EDT September 30, 2013 Protesters and activists demonstrate to support the 30 activists arrested in Russia in front of the Russian Embassy in Bern, Switzerland, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013. (Photo: Peter Klaunzer, AP) Russian officials say activists threaten security of personnel on Arctic offshore drilling platform. Thirty people on Greenpeace ship have been jailed for two months. Russian officials say charges will be filed soon against the activists. SHARECONNECT 28 TWEET COMMENTEMAILMORE MOSCOW (AP) Russia’s main investigative agency on Monday accused Greenpeace activists of posing a “real threat” to the security of personnel on an offshore drilling platform in the Arctic, another indication that Moscow plans to prosecute the jailed environmentalists for their protest. All 30 people who were on a Greenpeace ship, including two journalists, have been jailed for two months pending an investigation into their Sept. 18 protest at the platform owned by state-controlled energy giant Gazprom. The Investigative Committee said charges would be filed soon, but did not specify whether it was still considering charging the activists with piracy, a crime punishable by up to 15 years in prison. The investigators said the Greenpeace ship, the Arctic Sunrise, had violated the 500-meter security zone around the platform and that it was carrying equipment whose purpose was still unclear. In a statement, the investigators said they had seized some equipment and documents from the ship as part of their ongoing search.
PPG to Invest $60 Million in New Manufacturing Facility in Lipetsk, Russia
The U.S. government stands poised for its first partial shutdown in 17 years at midnight tonight, after a weekend with no signs of negotiations or compromise from either the House or Senate to avert it. Crude retreated 1.3 percent to $101.51 in New York . The Russian market is sensitive to the conflict inside the U.S., Aleksei Belkin, who helps manage about $4.4 billion in assets as chief investment officer at Kapital Asset Management LLC in Moscow, said by phone. Although were seeing a small drop after a rally, Russian stocks have potential to rise next quarter. Even after this months rally, Russian equities have the cheapest valuations among 21 emerging economies tracked by Bloomberg. The Micex (INDEXCF) Indexs 12-month estimated price-to-earnings ratio was at 4.3 today, compared with a multiple of 10.4 for the MSCI Emerging Markets Index. TNK-BP Buyout OAO RN Holding jumped 5.9 percent to 63.75 rubles, extending the 12 percent gain on Sept. 27. The board of directors of owner OAO Rosneft approved the buyout of minority shareholders at 67 rubles an ordinary share and 55 rubles a preferred share. Rosneft took over TNK-BP, which was renamed RN Holding this year, after a decade-long partnership between BP Plc and a group of billionaires soured, becoming the worlds biggest publicly traded oil producer by volume. Minority shareholders who accept the offer will receive just half of the price for their shares that the oligarchs and the big foreign major got for theirs, Sberbank CIB analysts said in an e-mailed note today. OAO Alrosa, the worlds biggest diamond producer by output, rose 1.9 percent to 37.49 rubles.
Russia Stocks Curb Best Quarter Since 2010 as Crude Retreats
The company anticipates project completion in the second half of 2015. The facility is expected to employ more than 150 people and manufacture a wide variety of industrial and performance coatings. The investment further demonstrates PPGs commitment to growth in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). PPG currently has operations in Russia and is supplying customers across a variety of industries in the country. The new facility is expected to facilitate PPGs growth in the market and help the company directly meet growing local demand for its coatings products. In addition to the manufacturing hub, the facility will include a new warehouse and distribution center as well as administrative offices and technical labs. We are delighted to expand our operations and commitment in Russia, said Jens Brackebusch, PPG general manager, Russia. We appreciate the ongoing loyalty of our Russian customers and are excited about this opportunity, which will allow us to grow with them. PPG: BRINGING INNOVATION TO THE SURFACE.(TM) PPG Industries’ vision is to continue to be the worlds leading coatings and specialty products company. Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG helps customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company. Founded in 1883, PPG has global headquarters in Pittsburgh and operates in nearly 70 countries around the world. Sales in 2012 were $15.2 billion. For more information, visit www.ppg.com and follow @PPGIndustries on Twitter.