Our View: Add “alarming” to Minnesota’s “horrific” fentanyl crisis

From the editorial: “As the Minnesota Poison Control System pointed out, ‘No one wants a child to be exposed to a life-threatening substance.’” But they are at an alarming rate.

“Since 2022, (we have) been contacted about 66 children under the age of 3, including those just learning to cruise or that put their hands in their mouths, who have presented to Minnesota hospitals due to exposure to opioids,” Dr. Travis Olives, associate medical director for the poison control system, said in a statement Thursday. “All required medical care, and a wide range of symptoms and severity of illness were reported to us. But there are likely many more that were not reported.”