Natalie Rahhal
March 27, 2018

The number of babies who were exposed to opioids in the womb rose by more than five-fold in the last four years, according to a new analysis of Medicaid data.

More than 80 percent of all of those children were covered by the government-subsidized health insurer, meaning that the US government bears the brunt of costs for neonatal abstinence syndrome.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-5537749/amp/A-baby-born-opioid-withdrawal-15-minutes-costing-2-5-billion.html