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Opiate withdrawal in Ontario newborns jumps 15-fold

A study published in the journal CMAJ Open shows the number of Ontario newborns born with symptoms of opiate withdrawal has risen sharply, indicating that more women are being prescribed painkillers before and during pregnancy.

You can read more about the study in this Toronto Star article.  

We've posted information on prescription opioid problems here on Portico, including an overview, treatments, guidelines and tools and resources. 

We've also posted the Primary Care Addiction Toolkit, which includes a section on opioid misuse and addiction. In it you'll find comprehensive screening, assessment and treatment information.

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