Rising Rates of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

Published on 
April 7, 2015

Since 2000, the rate of infants born with an addiction to narcotics or other drugs has tripled in the U.S. Dr. Friedlich and Claire McLean, MD, address this growing issue on First 5 LA:

“If substances of abuse exist, pregnant women will use them just like anyone else and my concern is that ‘painkiller addiction’ is one tiny part of the problem, not the problem itself,” remarked Phillipe Friedlich, MD, interim director of the Center for Fetal and Neonatal Medicine at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

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