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New estimates of neonatal abstinence syndrome, associated costs

JAMA Pediatrics

What The Study Did: Neonatal abstinence syndrome is withdrawal that happens in infants who were exposed to opioids in utero during pregnancy. This study gives new national estimates of neonatal abstinence syndrome and associated health care costs.

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Authors: Andrea E. Strahan, Ph.D., of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, is the corresponding author.

(doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2019.4791)

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