Kozhimannil KB, Graves AJ, Levy R, Patrick SW. Nonmedical Use of Prescription Opioids among Pregnant U.S. Women. Women's health issues : official publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health. 27(27). 308-315. PMID: 28408072 [PubMed] PMCID: PMC5435501 NIHMSID: NIHMS864910.
Nonmedical use of opioids during pregnancy is associated with adverse outcomes for women and infants, making it a prominent target for prevention and identification. Using a nationally representative sample, we determined characteristics of U.S. pregnant women who reported prescription opioid misuse in the past year or during the past month.