Study Examines Complications of Opioid Use During Pregnancy

April 15, 2015 5:28 PM

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Study Examines Complications of Opioid Use During Pregnancy

Opioid drugs are a big problem in the United States. But while it may be very easy to point the finger at addicts and those who abuse the drug, opioid painkillers—the prescription kind—do make a valid contribution to people with chronic pain.

While we understand the potential dangers of using these painkillers, though, doctors still feel that they are safe enough to prescribe to expectant mothers. A new study, though, indicates that using opioid painkillers during pregnancy might lead to health problems in the newborn. In fact, opioid us...

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