More Young Children Die of Opioid Overdoses

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Eighty-seven children died of opioid intoxication in 2015, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, up from just 16 in 1999. “There are no pill parties happening in preschools,” said Dr. Jennifer Plumb, an emergency doctor who recently treated four opioid-sick toddlers in a night. “These kids aren’t making a choice because they are trying to get high on a substance. It’s that the pills are everywhere . . .

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