Drug withdrawal among babies rising ‘due to prescription of opioids for mothers’

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Women receiving opioid pain reliever prescriptions, such as hydrocone, while pregnant are at increased risk of their babies having neonatal abstinence syndrome according to a study from Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Results showed that babies exposed to opioids were more likely to be born preterm, have complicated births, low birth weight and complications such as meconium aspiration syndrome and respiratory distress. Via Medical News Today. Posted April 14, 2015.


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