Category: Martha Werler

More doctors prescribing opioid painkillers to pregnant women

FoxNews.com Martha Werler, School of Public Health, Slone Epidemiology Center More doctors are prescribing opioid painkillers to pregnant women, the New York Times reported. In a study published in Obstetrics and Gynecology, data revealed that of the 1.1 million pregnant women enrolled in Medicaid nationwide, nearly 23 percent filled a prescription for opioids in 2007, compared to […]

Surge in Prescriptions for Opioid Painkillers for Pregnant Women

New York Times Martha Werler, School of Public Health, Slone Epidemiology Center Doctors are prescribing opioid painkillers to pregnant women in astonishing numbers, new research shows, despite the fact that risks to the developing fetus are largely unknown… Expert quote: “Opioid use in very early pregnancy is associated with an approximate doubling the risk of […]