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Children Often Prescribed Potentially Dangerous Codeine in the ER: Study

Children treated in the emergency room for pain or coughs are often prescribed codeine, a potentially dangerous opioid, a new study finds.

Almost One-Fourth of Pregnant Women on Medicaid Filled Opioid Prescriptions: Study

Almost one-quarter of pregnant women enrolled in Medicaid in 2007 filled a prescription for opioids, a new study finds. The risks of opioids to a developing fetus are largely unknown, The New York Times reports.

Parents Influence Teens’ Drinking Decisions: Survey

Parents do have an influence on teens’ decisions about drinking, according to a new survey by Mothers Against Drunk Driving. Teens are much less likely to drink if their parents tell them underage drinking is completely unacceptable, the survey found.

Study Finds Smoke-Free Legislation Linked With Health Benefits For Children

Smoke-free laws are linked with substantial decreases in preterm births and children’s hospital visits for asthma, according to an international group of scientists.

Report: Alarming Rise in American Adults Taking Medications for ADHD

The number of young adults in the U.S. taking medications for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) nearly doubled from 2008 to 2012, according to Express Scripts, the nation’s largest prescription drug manager, The New York Times reports.

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Families Migrate West for Medical Marijuana

Colorado’s liberal marijuana laws and its market for a strain of marijuana called “Charlotte’s Web” has made it a destination for families whose children suffer with severe epilepsy.

New Hampshire Sees Alarming Rise in Drug-Addicted Infants

As heroin and prescription drug abuse rises in New Hampshire, doctors are seeing more babies born addicted to opioids, a condition known as Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome, reports the New Hampshire Union Leader.

Babies Born to Addicted Mothers a “Troubling Epidemic”: Maine Governor

Maine Governor Paul R. LePage this week said the births of 927 babies born to mothers addicted to drugs last year in the state is a “troubling epidemic.” The babies represented more than 7 percent of all births in the state, The New York Times reports.

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