Addiction in Newborns Now Reportable

Feb 5, 2013
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Florida needs to educate doctors, nurses and parents about the need for prevention and treatment in combating the “epidemic” of infants born addicted to pain medications, a task force led by Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi reported Monday, as the Miami Herald reports. The task force called for more treatment slots and preference for pregnant women.

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The Statewide Task Force on Prescription Drug Abuse & Newborns, chaired by Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, released its final report on Monday, laying the groundwork for a "holistic approach" to the "epidemic" of babies born addicted to pain-killing medication.

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