US neonatal abstinence syndrome, maternal opioid disorder rates on the rise

From 2010 to 2017, estimated rates of neonatal abstinence syndrome and maternal opioid use disorder significantly increased across the United States, data show.Rates of neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) and maternal opioid use disorder (MOD) significantly increased in most states, researchers said — with “notable variation.”Although previous research has shown that NAS and MOD rates vary between states, the studies were conducted in a “limited number” of states and before the changeover from ICD-9 to ICD-10, Ashley Hirai, PhD, a senior scientist at the HealthRead More

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