Drug Addicted Babies

Local/Regional News
1:57 pm
Fri June 20, 2014

Prescription Drug Abuse Also Fueling Rise In Neonatal Disorder

Credit www.medicalobserver.com.au

Kentucky’s maternal and child health leaders are banding together to address the growing problem of neonatal abstinence syndrome.

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Local/Regional News
1:01 pm
Sat May 25, 2013

Number of Kentucky Babies Born Addicted To Drugs Increases

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Health officials, health care workers and drug control professionals are talking about the problems surrounding Kentucky babies who are born addicted to drugs.

The Courier-Journal reports that hospitalizations for addicted newborns rose from 29 in 2000 to 730 in 2011, a 2,400 percent increase.

At a meeting last week in Frankfort, about 75 experts on the subject said there are encouraging signs despite the numbers.

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