US sees sharp rise in newborns with opiate withdrawal - BBC News

BBC NewsUS sees sharp rise in newborns with opiate withdrawalBBC NewsThe number of babies born in the US showing symptoms of opiate withdrawal increased threefold in the 10 years up to 2009, a medical study has found. The number of pregnant women testing positive for illegal or legal opiates increased fivefold in the ...Number of US newborns with drug addictions triplesThe Seattle TimesMore US babies born to mothers who abuse painkillersChicago ... Full Story »

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Posted by: Posted by Lys Anzia - Apr 30, 2012 - 7:19 PM PDT
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by Lys Anzia - May. 1, 2012

This story by the BBC has been reported using an unbiased approach in reading the data revealing that more babies born in the past 10 years up to 2009 are suffering from opiate exposures and withdrawal. I would like to see much more detail on this story though. There are some important questions we all need to know: how does this affect U.S. society today with increasing rates of over the counter medicines addiction?.

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