Monday, April 30, 2012

Babies drug addiction

  • The infant is going through drug withdrawal and is being treated with the same narcotic prescribed for her mother to fight addiction to powerful prescription painkillers. Disturbing new research says the number of U.S.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • Newborns can be drug dependent, but do not have the harmful behavior typically seen with addiction.
  • (WebMD)
  • New research today shows a rapid rise in the number of expecting mothers who take prescription pain medication, drugs like Oxycodone and Vicodin. That means more babies are now being born with signs of drug withdrawal, a condition called Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome.
  • (Abc Local Web)
  • Babies were in the hospital for an average of 16 days, and 78% were covered by Medicaid.
  • (Detroit Free Press)
  • "These babies require a tremendous amount of nursing care But the experts agreed that the best approach is to deal with women's drug addictions before they are pregnant. Get 50% Off The New York Times Free All Digital Access.
  • (New York Times)
  • Once the baby is born, he or she no longer has access to the drugs and will likely go through withdrawal whats the level of her addiction, what can we do to get her clean so that she can be in a position to take care of her baby, Kovac explained.
  • (First Coast News)
  • She was five months pregnant, and her unborn baby was the focus of much conversation exonerate expectant moms from all responsibility when it comes to prescription drug use.
  • (YAHOO!)

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