“Nearly all of the infants with confirmed cases of neonatal abstinence syndrome identified in three Florida hospitals during a 2-year period had documented in utero opioid exposure. Yet only 10% of their mothers received or were referred for drug addiction rehabilitation or counseling at the time of their infants’ birth.
The findings, reported by Jennifer N. Lind, PharmD, from the Epidemic Intelligence Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, and colleagues in the March 6 issue of the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, highlight the issue of opioid use in women of childbearing age and point to the need for preventive and rehabilitative interventions in this population, the authors write.”
The report can be accessed at: http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6408a3.htm
Read more at: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/841081
Source: Medscape.com – March 9, 2015