Research Review: Treatment for Pregnancy-Related Pain: Narcotic Drugs a Viable Option?

BLOG-PREGNANCY-MEDICATIONS-SMALLA recent article in the New York Times entitled, “Surge in Narcotic Prescriptions for Pregnant Women” discusses the astonishing increase in narcotic drug use amongst pregnant women in the United States. According to a study published in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology, nearly 23 percent of pregnant women enrolled in Medicaid filled an opioid prescription in 2007, increased from 18.5 percent in 2000. Read the rest of this great Renew PT research review.

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