Toxicologist Questions Role Of Fentanyl In 10-Year-Old Miami Boy's Death05:37
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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)
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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

This segment aired on July 19, 2017.

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