Posted BY: Jennie Taer
Daily Caller News Foundation
- Babies are becoming exposed to extremely potent drugs like fentanyl as the drug crisis continues to ravage the country.
- Exposure often happens before birth or in a baby’s first months or early years, according to multiple reports and experts who spoke with the Daily Caller News Foundation.
- “The country has never experienced anything like this and we need a greater sense of urgency to cut off the supply from the Mexican Cartels,” former head of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Special Operations Division Derek Maltz told the DCNF.
The epidemic of fentanyl and other drugs is hurting babies, both after birth and in utero, leading to deadly consequences in some cases and a difficult path to recovery in others, according to multiple reports and experts who spoke with the Daily Caller News Foundation.
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recorded more than 100,000 drug overdose deaths, mainly driven by extremely potent and lethal fentanyl, in 2021. Babies exposed to narcotics endure neonatal abstinence syndrome and endure tough withdrawal symptoms, according to experts who spoke with the DCNF.
If Mexico cannot get the cartels under control it should be considered complicity and an act of war.