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Tuesday, 01 May 2012 - 11:23
US sees sharp rise in newborns with opiate withdrawal
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The number of babies born in the US showing symptoms of opiate withdrawal increased threefold in the 10 years up to 2009.

The research, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, said one in every 1,000 newborns was affected in 2009.

The number of pregnant women testing positive for illegal or legal opiates increased fivefold in the same period.

The report says abuse of prescription painkillers is partly to blame.

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