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Opiate Withdrawals Among Babies in Rural Areas

Top of Mind with Julie Rose
  • Jan 11, 2017 1:09 am
  • 10:12

Guest: Nicole Villapiano, MD, Pediatrician, Clinical Lecturer, University of Michigan As opioid abuse has reached epidemic proportions in America, the rate of so-called “heroin babies” born in both cities and rural areas has increased nearly five-fold. But rural areas, in particular have seen a much larger jump, as documented in a recent issue of JAMA Pediatrics.