Maine’s Hospitals, and Foster Care, Beleaguered by Drug-Exposed Infants
Today we continue with a four-part series on Maine’s struggles with maternal substance abuse, which has placed a heavy stress on the state’s hospitals and child welfare system. This series, written by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Barbara Walsh, is republished here with the permission of Pine Tree Watch.
New Pennsylvania Law Requires Notifications on All Drug-Exposed Babies
The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services will hear about every child born in the state that is exposed to drugs at birth, thanks to a bill signed into law this month by Gov.
A Cheaper Preservation Approach to Keep Babies Exposed to Opioids with Mom
In hospitals across the country, the standard procedure for babies exposed to opioids can best be described as “wait and see.” Newborns are often kept in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), to see if they experience the extremely painful withdrawal symptoms related to Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS).