Incidence of neonatal abstinence syndrome triples in US

BMJ 2016; 354 doi: (Published 15 August 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;354:i4476
  1. Michael McCarthy
  1. Seattle

The incidence of neonatal abstinence syndrome, primarily because of in utero exposure to opioids, increased by almost 300% from 1999 to 2013, rising from 1.5 to 6.0 cases per 1000 hospital births, researchers from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have found.1

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