Opioid Prescription Claims Among Women of Reproductive Age — United States, 2008–2012

@inproceedings{Ailes2015OpioidPC,
  title={Opioid Prescription Claims Among Women of Reproductive Age — United States, 2008–2012},
  author={Elizabeth C. Ailes and April L. Dawson and Jennifer N. Lind and Suzanne M. Gilboa and Meghan T. Frey and Cheryl S. Broussard and Margaret A. Honein},
  booktitle={MMWR. Morbidity and mortality weekly report},
  year={2015}
}
Prescription opioid use in the United States has become widespread, and studies of opioid exposure in pregnancy suggest increased risk for adverse pregnancy outcomes, including neonatal abstinence syndrome and birth defects (e.g., neural tube defects, gastroschisis, and congenital heart defects). The development of birth defects often results from exposures during the first few weeks of pregnancy, which is a critical period for organ formation. Given that many pregnancies are not recognized… CONTINUE READING
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