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BrainWaves


Nov 9, 2017

With the ongoing opioid crisis, not only those using opiates are affected. There has been an exponential rise in the incidence of neonatal abstinence syndrome--the multi-organ dysfunction experienced by newborns of mothers who are using opioid products and other substances. This week, we discuss the manifestations and ramifications of this disease, with a short commentary on implications of this global epidemic.

Produced by James E. Siegler. Music by Little Glass Men, Jason Shaw, and Chris Zabriskie. Voiceover by Erika Mejia. BrainWaves' podcasts and online content are intended for medical education only and should not be used for clinical decision making. This is no excuse to give your irritable baby opiates in their applesauce.

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