Health and Fitness

NIH-funded Study to Focus on Newborns Affected by Opioids

Experts plan clinical trial to test treatments for withdrawal syndrome.
Bethesda, Maryland—(ENEWSPF)—October 2, 2017

Authored by: National Institutes of Health

The National Institutes of Health is funding a new study to evaluate treatment options for newborns with opioid withdrawal syndrome, a condition caused by exposure to opioids during pregnancy. Currently, health care providers in the United States lack standard, evidence-based treatments for neonatal opioid withdrawal syndrome, despite states reporting more cases (link is external) in recent years. The study, called Advancing Clinical Trials in . . .

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