Politico: Fentanyl is killing kids. State lawmakers are searching for answers.

Fentanyl’s toll now includes a growing number of children.

Melanie’s Law, making its way through the California legislature, is named after Melanie Ramos, a 15-year-old who died from a suspected fentanyl overdose last September at a Hollywood high school.

“What we all know is that the school-age demographic is getting hit the hardest with this; it’s causing one in five youth deaths in California right now,” said Democratic state Sen. Dave Cortese, the bill’s sponsor.

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