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Maternal opioid use disorder and the risk of postneonatal infant mortality

JAMA Pediatrics

Peer-Reviewed Publication

JAMA Network

About The Study: In this study of 390,000 infants, those born to individuals with opioid use disorder or with a neonatal opioid withdrawal syndrome diagnosis had an increased risk of postneonatal infant mortality. Future work is necessary to create and evaluate supportive interventions for individuals with opioid use disorder during and after pregnancy to reduce adverse outcomes. 

Authors: Margaret A. Adgent, Ph.D., M.S.P.H., of the Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, is the corresponding author.

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