Opioid Painkillers Increase the Chances of Birth Defects and Pregnancy Complications

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Opiate use among reproductive-age women is disturbingly high, especially given the documented risks that these drugs pose to a developing fetus. As many women don’t learn of a pregnancy until well into the first trimester, it is questionable whether those in their childbearing years should even be prescribed opiate painkillers. Recent studies have revealed the […]