Opioid overdoses in children nearly DOUBLE in a decade, report reveals

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Opioid poisonings and overdoses are sending increasing numbers of US children and teens to the hospital, according to a study showing a substantial rise in young patients needing critical care.

The study included accidental poisonings along with overdoses from intentional use.

Prescription painkillers were most commonly involved, but heroin, methadone and other opioid drugs also were used.

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