CDC Report Warns High Opioid Use Among Young Women

January 23, 2015 11:06 AM

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CDC Report Warns High Opioid Use Among Young Women

A recent report has brought to light that an alarming number of women of child-bearing age are also taking potentially dangerous opioid medications.

US CDC director Tom Frieden states, “Taking opioid medications early in pregnancy can cause birth defects and serious problems for the infant and the mother.” This behavior carries great risk for developing birth defects if they are taken in just the first few weeks of pregnancy.

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