More Ohio newborns suffer from mother’s addiction
Monday, March 27, 2017
Posted by: Samantha Porter
"The number of Ohio babies who come into the world sick and craving drugs continues to soar.
"New state reports show that the rate of neonatal abstinence syndrome — the medical term for withdrawal symptoms suffered by newborns — jumped to 159 per 10,000 live births in 2015.
"That’s more than eight times the rate a decade earlier, in 2005, when there were just 19 such hospitalizations for every 10,000 live births..."