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

Jul 19, 2017
Originally published on July 19, 2017 3:51 pm

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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