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News tag: neonatal abstinence syndrome


Opioids use during pregnancy increases risk of NAS in infants

14 Apr, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Mothers who use opioids during pregancy increase the risk of neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) in their infants, new study found. According to researchers from the Vanderbilt University Medical Center, pregnant women are often given opioid drug to alleviate pain, resulting to a higher likelihood of their child developing NAS. Scientists…