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Number of US newborns with drug withdrawal triples

Less than a month old, Savannah Dannelley scrunches her tiny face into a scowl as a nurse gently squirts a dose of methadone into her mouth.
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Use Of Methadone To Curb Rising Injection Drug Use, Spread Of HIV In Russia Examined At Conference

Health : Medical News Today (6 years ago)

Faced with a "steady increase" in injection drug use that is cited as the leading cause of the spread of HIV/AIDS in Russia, a meeting of physicians and specialists was held in the country in February to discuss the use of methadone... Read Post

Australian Study Discovers Alarming Increase In Drug-Affected Newborns

Health : Medical News Today (6 years ago)

A new Australian study has found that the number of newborns suffering serious drug withdrawal symptoms is now more than 40 times higher than in 1980. The research, published in the latest edition of the international journal Pediat... Read Post

Number of Babies Born Suffering from Drug Withdrawal Triples

Health : Healthland (3 years ago)

The number of babies born suffering from withdrawal symptoms due to their mothers’ use of prescription painkillers during pregnancy more than tripled between 2000 and 2009, according to a new study published in the Journal of the Am... Read Post


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