The effect of #OUD on neonates and infants is significant.

The effect of #OUD on neonates and infants is significant. Neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) is a group of conditions that may occur in a baby who was exposed to opioids in the womb before birth. It was estimated in March of 2018 that the incidence of NAS increased more than fivefold among infants covered by Medicaid between 2004 and 2014. Results of a novel study linking health and education data revealed that children with a history of NAS were significantly more likely to have a subsequent educational disability. Check out this recent research on lifelong effects of infants born with NAS: http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/early/2018/08/28/peds.2018...