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April 30, 2012

Number of US newborns with drug withdrawal rises as more mothers abuse painkillers, heroin

Less than a month old, Savannah Dannelley scrunches her tiny face into a scowl as a nurse gently squirts a dose of methadone into her mouth. The infant is going through drug withdrawal and is being treated with the same narcotic prescribed for her mother to fight addiction to powerful prescription painkillers. (Washington Post)

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