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Increase in newborn opioid withdrawal
Increase in newborn opioid withdrawal (February 12, 2015 - Insidermedicine) From Toronto - A new report published in CMAJ Open finds a dramatic increase in the number of newborns suffering from opioid withdrawal. Researchers studied the occurrence of newborn opioid withdrawal in Ontario from 1992 to 2011. Results showed a 15-fold increase in newborn opioid withdrawal over the 20 year study period. A majority of these cases occurred with women who had legal prescriptions for opioid before and during pregnancy.
 
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