Thursday, June 3, 2010

Coke Rot

Bad news, coke heads. Your flesh might be rotting off. According to a new report in "Annals of Internal Medicine" ("annals"...heh, heh), nearly 80% of cocaine in the U.S. is cut with levamisole, a veterinary anti-worming agent that can cause a drop in white blood cell count and the disintegration of your outer skin layers. Doctors discovered the connection after noticing purplish, rotting lesions on patients with a history of cocaine use. There's no way of knowing if your coke has levamisole in it, nor is there any way of knowing exactly how you'll react to it. So, better safe than sorry is the takeaway here, I guess. In other words, I picked the wrong week to quit heroin. More details here.