Opioid pain relievers may lead to complicated pregnancy

April 15, 2015 1:10 PM

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Pregnant woman who uses opiod pain relievers is putting their infants after birth at a higher risk of developing neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS).

Researchers from the Vanderbilt University Medical Center found that doctors are prescribing opioid drug to pregnant women to get relief from pain, but this is ending their infants at a higher risk of developing NAS.

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