Stop labeling babies as ‘born addicted’ — it stigmatizes them and is inaccurate

Stop labeling babies as ‘born addicted’ — it stigmatizes them and is inaccurate
© Photodisc/Thinkstock On June 12, 2018, the Senate Finance Committee, which has jurisdiction over Medicare and Medicaid, passed the Helping to End Addiction and Lessen (HEAL) Substance Use Disorder Act. As U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) explains on his web site, this act will be included as part of an opioid-related package of bills thatRead more

For Newborns Exposed To Opioids, Health Issues May Be The Least Of Their Problems

For Newborns Exposed To Opioids, Health Issues May Be The Least Of Their Problems All Things Considered recently ran a story about Newborns Exposed To Opioids. This article appeared originally at www.npr.org Babies exposed to opioids in utero may experience withdrawal symptoms at birth, but these symptoms are treatable. Typically, the babiesRead more