Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
The Opioid Bill, Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice
The House and Senate wrapped up a deal on a sprawling bill meant to assist states in fighting the opioid epidemic, which claimed 50,000 lives last year and has contributed to a five-year surge in the number of youth in foster care.
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.
Pregnant Women, Newborns on Front Lines of Arizona’s Opioid Epidemic
When Jessica Sanchez tested positive last year for heroin, her probation officer sent her to an Arizona detox center for treatment. But before Sanchez could be admitted, she needed to take a pregnancy test.