Dec. 12, 2016 11:00 a.m. ET
Opioid-related problems among pregnant women and infants in the U.S. are rising at a faster rate in rural communities than in urban settings, underscoring the terrible toll the addiction crisis is taking on small towns.
A new study found births of infants exposed in the womb to heroin and other addictive opioids grew more than sixfold in rural communities between 2004 and 2013, versus more than threefold in urban areas, according to results published in JAMA Pediatrics. The researchers looked at babies…
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