Rural Areas Producing More Drug Dependent Babies

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Rural Areas Producing More Drug Dependent Babies The New York Times reported Monday that rural areas in the United States are showing more infant drug dependence than previously recorded. This finding is due in large part to the use of opioids in women in these rural areas a recent study shows. The study, published in JAMA Pediatrics, is the first to show this connection. Researchers used data from 2004 to 2013 and found that compared with their urban matches, rural infants and mothers with opioid-related...

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