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Rate of Opioid-Dependent Babies Doubles in US

Babies diagnosed at birth with neonatal abstinence syndrome — drug withdrawal symptoms — have become an alarming statistic in the wake of today’s opioid epidemic, according to LiveScience, which reports that the numbers of babies with this syndrome doubled between 2008 and 2013. This sad state of affairs only highlights what opioids and antiquated U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) laws have done to unsuspecting people who are simply seeking pain relief in some form. From...

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