CDC: Pregnant Women on Painkillers Put Babies at Risk

January 23, 2015 5:05 AM

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CDC: Pregnant Women on Painkillers Put Babies at Risk

About a third of women of childbearing age in the U.S. are taking opioid painkillers, according to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that warns of the dangers of opioid use during pregnancy.

CDC researchers say 39% of women aged 15-44 years of age who were enrolled in Medicaid filled a prescription for an opioid pain medication each year from 2008-2012. That compares to 28% of women with private health insurance. The report, published in this week’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report...

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