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Increasing risk of drug withdrawal in newborns as US opioid epidemic accelerates

14:30 EDT 2 Aug 2017 | Medical Xpress

Taking a combination of opioids (strong prescription painkillers) and psychotropic medications (widely used to treat mental health conditions such as anxiety and depression) during pregnancy is associated with a greater risk of drug withdrawal in newborns, finds a study in The BMJ today.

Original Article: Increasing risk of drug withdrawal in newborns as US opioid epidemic accelerates

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