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Newborns Addicted to Painkillers: Study Finds Spike

  • Aired: 05/01/2012
  • 06:10
  • Rating: E
On average, one baby is born in the United States each hour addicted to opiates -- a class of drugs ranging from heroin to prescription painkillers, according to a new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Ray Suarez discusses the findings with lead author Dr. Stephen Patrick of the University of Michigan.
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