For babies exposed to opioids in the womb, parents may be the best medicine

Updates to withdrawal treatment reduce hospitals stays and put fewer babies on meds

opioid newborn

SHAKY START  This baby girl, born last November, was given methadone to treat her withdrawal from her mother’s opioid pain medication.

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