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Rate of women addicted to opioids during pregnancy quadrupled in 15 years, CDC says

August 9, 2018, 10:06 am by CNN Health

Nationwide, the rate of opioid use disorder among women delivering babies more than quadrupled over the 15-year period ending in 2014, according to a Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report published Thursday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


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