A Surge in Infants Born in the U.S. with Withdrawal Symptoms from Their Mothers’ Opioid Use Has Outpaced Science on How Best to Treat Them

February 14, 2018

(Associated Press) –¬†Once the umbilical cord is cut, babies born to opioid users are at risk for developing withdrawal symptoms. By some estimates, one infant is born with the condition in the U.S. every 25 minutes. The numbers have tripled since 2008 at a rate that has solid medical research comparing treatments and outcomes struggling to keep pace.

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