MA has Tripled the Nation’s Rate of Drug-Addicted Infants

June 20, 2014 2:43 PM

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According to new data, the number of babies born with drugs in their system is alarmingly high in Massachusetts. The report calculated that this state's rate of drug-addicted babies is tripled the nation's rate. The researchers stressed the importance of reducing this rate and getting pregnant women the help they need.

"If you don't know the scope of the problem, how can you begin to address it?" asked Dr. Elisha Wachman, a neonatologist at Boston Medical Center who specializes in treating these babies reported by the Boston Globe.

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