The Impact on Babies

From the Winter 2017 edition of Vanderbilt Medicine Magazine

There’s been a disproportionately greater increase in opioid use among pregnant women in rural versus urban counties, according to a December 2016 study in the journal JAMA Pediatrics. The study, authored by Stephen Patrick, M.D., a neonatologist at the Monroe … Continued

Hooked

From the Winter 2017 edition of Vanderbilt Medicine Magazine

The epidemic of opioid abuse, which each day claims the lives of 91 Americans and adds billions annually to the nation’s health care bill, can be stopped—but it’s not going to be easy, say those steering the ship at Vanderbilt … Continued