Report: Children Under 14 Dying from Fentanyl Poisoning at Faster Rate than Any Other Age Group
The Center Square (Bethany Blankley), The Star News Network
Children under age 14 are dying from fentanyl poisoning at a faster rate than any other age
group, according to a new analysis from Families Against Fentanyl. In the past two years, synthetic opioid (fentanyl) deaths among children surged. Fentanyl-related deaths among infants (children under age one) quadrupled from 2019 to 2021; more than tripled among children between the ages of 1 and 4 and nearly quadrupled among children between the ages of 5 and 14.