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The US Is Failing Infants Exposed to Drugs and Alcohol

The Hill

April 11, 2024

Joseph Adonis of New York, age 14 months, died from acute heroin, cocaine and fentanyl poisoning.

medically fragile toddler in Arizona died after being left unattended his crib by parents with a long history of substance abuse.

Missouri four-year old died from malnutrition and chronic abuse by a caregiver prone to “unpredictable behavior” due to drug abuse.

These cases are not isolated tragedies. More than a decade into the opioid epidemic, trends in pediatric poisonings, Narcan administrations to infants and child fatalities continue to signal a crisis for children.

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