The videoconference “Desomorphine-Free Advanced Regions. The Unique Experience of Four Subjects of the Russian Federation” connected the subjects in which prescription drugs of codeine-containing drugs have already been introduced – Kazan, Belgorod, Kaluga, Lipetsk and Moscow. The heads of regions insist on the introduction of a widespread ban on over-the-counter dispensing of codeine-containing medicines dispensed from pharmacies, not from June 1, 2012, but from the beginning of next year.
There is no region in Russia that would not be affected by the problem of desomorphine addiction. The low price of the drug, the ability to make it at home from codeine-containing drugs dispensed from pharmacies without a prescription, make it available. Desomorphine is a dangerous synthetic drug with high toxicity and a significant risk of overdose. It causes rapid addiction, its constant use in a very short time leads to death. Desomorphine (the slang name is “crocodile”) is included in the list of narcotic substances and is prohibited for circulation in the Russian Federation. Continue reading