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West Virginia Struggles With 'Epidemic' of Drug-Addicted Mothers

By McCarton Ackerman

The Mountain State has seen a drastic number of pregnant addicts that far surpasses the national average. MORE  

Pregnancy Criminalization Laws Shed Light on Struggle of Mothers With Addiction

By Victoria Kim

Reproductive rights, criminal justice advocates, and most medical organizations have slammed Tennessee's draconian law punishing women addicts. MORE  

Physicians Giving Heroin Interventions To Pregnant Women Who Don't Use Heroin

By McCarton Ackerman

A new and unusual program seeks to stop potential pregnant heroin users from picking up the habit in the first place. MORE  

Methadone Moms Face Catch-22

By Chrisanne Grise

New moms on methadone treatment are often trapped between Dr.'s orders and child-welfare workers who report them for still using opiates. MORE  

An Opiate Baby Is Born Every Hour

By Valerie Tejeda

A surge in numbers of opiate-addicted newborns reflects the national prescription pill crisis. MORE  

Morning Roundup: May 1, 2012

By The Fix staff

Obesity now costs US more in healthcare spending than smoking, ER doctors face "toothache" painkiller dilemma, and Barney Frank slams Obama's MMJ raids. MORE  

Alabama Prosecutes Addicted Moms

By May Wilkerson

Mothers whose newborns test positive for drugs face possible jail time. MORE  

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