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Addiction a potential problem for the unborn exposed to prescription drugs

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi is refocusing state efforts to combat prescription drug abuse in expectant mothers. University of Florida Pediatrics Professor Mark Hudak says a baby exposed to certain classes of drugs in the fetus will experience severe symptoms of withdrawal. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/04/HUDAK4.mp3] He says the use of legal prescription …

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UF study refines treatment options for infant drug withdrawals

Opioid pain relievers prescribed to pregnant mothers have been linked to increasing rates of drug withdrawals in infants during and after birth. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Jordan Matich reports on a new study by the UF College of Medicine-Jacksonville that aims to refine treatment methods for babies. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/03/FP-Infant-Opioid-Withdrawals.mp3|titles=FP Infant Opioid Withdrawals] …

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