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Newborns suffering from neonatal abstinence syndrome do better when treated with sublingual buprenorphine than the usual oral morphine, says new study There’s been a lot of attention on the so-called “opioid epidemic” in America recently, and media coverage regularly echoes the call for wider…

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Neonatal abstinence syndrome among infants in rural areas increased 600 percent from 2004 to 2013 – more than double the increase in urban areas – according to a study by the University of Michigan. Neonatal abstinence syndrome, or NAS, is the medical term for newborns suffering withdrawal…

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Newborns are suffering and dying from drug withdrawal, and Congress and the White House need to strengthen regulations governing their care and protection, says a federal commission studying child neglect and abuse. The Commission to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities (CECANF) has…

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After years of foot-dragging, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has finally decided to call for its most stringent “black box warnings” to be added to the labels of some 175 generic and brand-name opioid immediate-release (IR) prescription painkillers. The targeted drugs are among the…

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More than 130,000 newborns have been born addicted to opioids over the last decade, and hundreds have died because of their mothers' addictions - typically illicit heroin or prescribed methadone. On the flip side, better medical detox like that provided by Novus, a White House program aimed…

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The rate of babies being born in Canada’s province of Ontario suffering from opioid withdrawal has soared to more than 15 times what it was 20 years ago. Newborn withdrawal, called neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS), grew in Ontario from about 0.3 per 1,000 live births in 1992 to 4.3 per 1,000…

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A law in Tennessee that can send mothers to prison for giving birth to a drug-dependent baby has claimed its first victim. Jamillah Falls, a 30-year-old heroin addict, is now in jail and her infant daughter is a ward of the state. Falls was arrested a week after giving birth to a heroin-dependent…

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The New Jersey State Supreme Court has acquitted a young mother of child abuse and neglect after her newborn infant exhibited symptoms of methadone withdrawal. The unanimous ruling by the State's six Supreme Court Justices has reversed an earlier appellate court decision that the mother was guilty…

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Medical scientists in Boston say early exposure to opioids like methadone, heroin, Subutex and opioid prescription painkillers may lead to permanent genetic changes in some infants, and that these changes could increase babies’ sensitivity to addictive substances later in their lifetimes. It’s…

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