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Weaning pregnant women off addictive drugs not harmful to fetus, study says


Dr. Craig Towers says he's asked all the time by his pregnant patients who are addicted to opioids whether he can help them get completely off drugs so their baby doesn't suffer agonizing drug withdrawal symptoms after birth.Towers is a perinatologist in Eastern Tennessee, the Appalachian epicenter of America's opioid addiction epidemic. He and his group, High Risk Obstetrical Consultants in Knoxville, see 300 to 400 opiate-addicted pregnant women a year.

 

Read the full Modern Healthcare article (Jellico Community Hospital).

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