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Miami Boy's Death Shows Powerful Opioid's Chilling Potential

People stand in front of an apartment building where a 10-year-old boy that died of a fentanyl overdose last month lived, in Miami, Fla., Tuesday, July 18, 2017. (Mario Houben/AP)
People stand in front of an apartment building where a 10-year-old boy that died of a fentanyl overdose last month lived, in Miami, Fla., Tuesday, July 18, 2017. (Mario Houben/AP)

A 10-year-old boy from a drug-ridden Miami neighborhood apparently died of a fentanyl overdose last month, becoming one of Florida’s littlest victims of the opioid crisis, authorities say. But how he came into contact with the powerful painkiller is a mystery.

Here & Now‘s Robin Young talks with  Dr. Jeanmarie Perrone ( @jmperronemd), director of the Division of Medical Toxicology in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, about the dangers of fentanyl.

With reporting from The Associated Press

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