Opioid use with expecting mothers

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A new report by the CDC says the rate of opioid use disorder among pregnant women quadrupled over a 15-year period ending in 2014. 

Experts say opioid drugs, whether heroin or perscripion painkillers during pregnancy, can harm the mother and her baby. 

During the study, doctors saw a jump from one and a half cases to six and a half cases of opioid use among pregnant mothers per 1,000 deliveries.

The CDC says the data varied across U.S. states because of different state policies. 

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April 29 2021 07:00 pm

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