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“In a given year, 15 percent of children received an opioid prescription.” These prescriptions sometimes led to illness or death. One in every 2,611 opioid prescriptions landed the child in the. Opioids Given Too Easily to Children: Study.

MONDAY, July 16, 2018 Many children are prescribed powerful opioid painkillers they don’t really need, putting them and those around them at risk, a new study shows. More than one in 10 kids enrolled in Tennessee’s Medicaid program received an opioid prescription each year between 1999 and 2014, even though they did not have a severe condition. More than 1.3 million prescriptions for opioids were handed out to these children during that time frame, the findings showed.

Half were for adolescents aged 12 to 17, about 30 percent were for children aged 6 to 11, and 20 percent were for kids aged 2 to 5 years. Opioids Given Too Easily to Children: Study Piedmont HealthCare. MONDAY, July 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Many children are prescribed powerful opioid painkillers they don’t really need, putting them and those around them at risk, a new study shows.

More than one in 10 kids enrolled in Tennessee’s Medicaid program received an opioid prescription each year between 1999 and 2014, even though they did not. More than 1.3 million prescriptions for opioids were handed out to these children during that time frame, the findings showed. Half were for adolescents aged 12 to 17, about 30 percent were for children aged 6 to 11, and 20 percent were for kids aged 2 to 5 years. More than 1.3 million prescriptions for opioids were given out to these children during that time frame, the discoveries appeared. Half were for young people matured 12 to 17, about 30 percent were for children aged 6 to 11, and 20 percent were for kids aged 2 to 5 a long time.

“In a given year, 15 percent of children received an opioid prescription.” These prescriptions sometimes led to illness or death. One in every 2,611 opioid prescriptions landed the child in the. “In a given year, 15 percent of children received an opioid prescription.” These prescriptions sometimes led to illness or death. One in every 2,611 opioid prescriptions landed the child in the hospital, and in three cases the child died, the study authors reported. MONDAY, July 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) Many children are prescribed powerful opioid painkillers they don’t really need, putting them and those around them at risk, a new study shows.

More than one in 10 kids enrolled in Tennessee’s Medicaid program received an opioid prescription each year between 1999 and 2014, even though they did not have a severe condition requiring powerful. By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Columnist MONDAY, July 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) Numerous children are prescribed powerful opioid painkillers they do not truly require, putting them and those around them at risk, a unused think about shows. More than one in 10 kids enlisted in Tennessee’s Medicaid program gotten an.

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Families and older children, especially adolescents, need to be reassured that opioids are medically indicated, high doses may be needed, and children rarely become addicted.

“Maternal Child Nursing Care E-Book” by Shannon E. Perry, Marilyn J. Hockenberry, Kathryn Rhodes Alden, Deitra Leonard Lowdermilk, Mary Catherine Cashion, David Wilson
from Maternal Child Nursing Care E-Book
by Shannon E. Perry, Marilyn J. Hockenberry, et. al.
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2017

Parents are sometimes reluctant to increase opioid doses in their child because of a fear that tolerance will make opioids ineffective later.

“Textbook of Interdisciplinary Pediatric Palliative Care E-Book: Expert Consult Premium Edition” by Joanne Wolfe, Pamela Hinds, Barbara Sourkes
from Textbook of Interdisciplinary Pediatric Palliative Care E-Book: Expert Consult Premium Edition
by Joanne Wolfe, Pamela Hinds, Barbara Sourkes
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2011

This could be the same opioid as the child is having in a sustained release format or fentanyl can be given sublingually or buccally to provide fast and short-acting analgesia combined with an opioid every 4 h or with long-acting preparations given every 8 or 12 h.

“Handbook of Palliative Care” by Christina Faull, Sharon de Caestecker, Alex Nicholson, Fraser Black
from Handbook of Palliative Care
by Christina Faull, Sharon de Caestecker, et. al.
Wiley, 2012

Infants and children, when treated appropriately with opioids, may be at risk for physical tolerance and physical dependence, but not psychological dependence or addiction.

“Maternal Child Nursing Care in Canada E-Book” by Shannon E. Perry, Marilyn J. Hockenberry, Deitra Leonard Lowdermilk, Lisa Keenan-Lindsay, David Wilson, Cheryl A. Sams
from Maternal Child Nursing Care in Canada E-Book
by Shannon E. Perry, Marilyn J. Hockenberry, et. al.
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2016

Younger children may require higher doses of opioids to achieve the same analgesic effect.

“Wong's Nursing Care of Infants and Children Multimedia Enhanced Version” by Marilyn J. Hockenberry, David Wilson, Donna L. Wong, Annette Baker, R.N., Patrick Barrera, Debbie Fraser Askin
from Wong’s Nursing Care of Infants and Children Multimedia Enhanced Version
by Marilyn J. Hockenberry, David Wilson, et. al.
Mosby/Elsevier, 2013

Parents and older children may fear addiction when opioids are prescribed.

“Wong's Nursing Care of Infants and Children E-Book” by Marilyn J. Hockenberry, David Wilson
from Wong’s Nursing Care of Infants and Children E-Book
by Marilyn J. Hockenberry, David Wilson
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2018

Opioids must be given carefully to this age group and at smaller weight-based doses than used in older children.

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by John A. Marx, Robert S. Hockberger, et. al.
Mosby/Elsevier, 2010

Children who receive a chronic infusion of fentanyl are at risk of rapidly developing tolerance to the opioid.

“A Practice of Anesthesia for Infants and Children” by Charles J. Coté, Jerrold Lerman, I. David Todres
from A Practice of Anesthesia for Infants and Children
by Charles J. Coté, Jerrold Lerman, I. David Todres
Saunders/Elsevier, 2009

These facts highlight the need to carefully monitor pediatric patients given opioids; however, they

“Clinical Anesthesia” by Paul G Barash, Bruce F Cullen, Robert K Stoelting, Michael Cahalan, M Christine Stock
from Clinical Anesthesia
by Paul G Barash, Bruce F Cullen, et. al.
Wolters Kluwer Health, 2011

Some children require massive opioid doses at frequent intervals to control their pain.

“Pain Management Secrets E-Book” by Charles E. Argoff, Andrew Dubin, Julie Pilitsis, Gary McCleane
from Pain Management Secrets E-Book
by Charles E. Argoff, Andrew Dubin, et. al.
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2009

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  • Great video! I believe there’s an additional website for kids, new http://wethechildren.ca/ I heard about it in a radio interview on CBC Radio One Link to podcast recording on “Ontario Today” http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/programs/ontariotoday/parent-to-parent-1.4044173-

  • After what he has been through, that 9-year-old should have counseling. Yes, his behavior is mature beyond his years, but by his own admission, he is full of anger. If he carries that into puberty, trouble is on the horizon.

  • “Our s9 year old son” I love how she immediately sees him as her own. God bless his parents for bringing in those 3 kids until they’re blood family could

  • God bless Hagen and prayers going out to you, your siblings and to your father and stepmother. I also pray that all adults involved will make an effort to keep all you kids involved with each other

  • what a nightmare. im so glad hes found a loving family to take care of him and his siblings god im so lucky to have parents that care about me and my wellbeing. tough times make for strong men though i suppose, his horrible parents abuse will forge him into an upstanding member of society in the future, i have no doubt about it. he should be a hero to every person on the planet, i know hes certainly one of mine.

  • If you are a heroin or whatever user use a f***ing condom! Glad to see the father stepped in and the boy and the 2 other kids are now safe

  • At present, 400,000-500,000 Americans are estimated to have died of opioid overdoses since the turn of the millennium, then all opioid-related deaths such as accidents, suicide, hepatitis, etc. are added, while the number of deaths in covid 19 is estimated at 87,000.

  • Why would these reporters ask that poor kid to describe where and what his parents put him through? I get asking the kid off camera but c’mon there has to be a line somewhere that resembles journalistic integrity.

  • Now they won’t give me pain pills when my back goes out because some people can’t handle themselves. I take pain pills like once every 5 years when I tweak my back, but now no. Some low dose crap that doesn’t take away pain and makes me sick to my stomach.

  • My heart goes out to all babies who are born addicted to drugs because of their mothers. My prayers are with their moms and I’m so happy that the 2 year old baby is with parents who dearly love him and Will get the appropriate care that he desperately needs. ����������������������❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️����������������������������

  • When the news reporter says “that’s stunning information” to learning all the drugs the children had in their system… not the wording I would’ve used

  • How sad for all these children. My heart went out to this 9 year old who was thrown into adulthood because of so called parents. God bless this father and stepmother who are allowing him to be a kid again and have taken the world off his small shoulders.

  • Not children need go true all that,GREAT new mama and dad,God Bless this family, people the do drug not need have children, Poor little baby����

  • Seriously, it’s so sad to see couples that can’t have kids who struggle to conceive, all while it seems like a lot of drug addict couples have no problems reproducing. They take the gift of life they have been given for granted and essentially abuse their children perpetuating the cycle of use and abuse. Life is so unfair sometimes.

  • Utah wasatch front seems to be popular hub for drugs. Heroin is now cheaper and purer than it’s ever been and addiction of course follows. If they could get the drugs before they came up the highway, it would be great.

  • Drug abuse is a choice, not disease! I’ve known people who have tried drugs and chose not to continue using. People make up excuses for everything!

  • He’s with his real family know.

    I wish they’d run routine blood work tests for drugs on newborns. It’s so bad now they need too.

    This lil guy is so brave.

  • I think it’s shameful on the media to exploit a child’s misery. Disgraceful… This kid just wants to live his life. Don’t broadcast his misfortunes.

  • I feel that when they come in have babies they should be automatically sterilized while their there they’re not going to take care of children drugs have got their mind they only want one thing and they screwed they can get and the children suffer greatly thank God that he stepped up to the plate

  • This boy is mature beyond his years. I am appalled that they rubbed opiates on the babies gums but wtf did the 2 & 4 year old have drugs in their system? I’m so glad all these kids are out of this situation!

  • Oh that is sad. They always blame the father and let the mother off the hook. If a mother stands by and lets her man abuse her kids she is just as guilty and should be held responsible. I don’t buy that women are helpless. Mothers, you defend your children to your death.

  • This is an example of fake be in news. So what is that mean poisoned. So when your doctor gives you a pain killer are you also poisoned? How does it feel as a kid to get a cold virus, is that the same poison. This is a story by people who should not be in news. When having a vagina is the qualification that replaced actual skills, this is what you get. You have women in the media and in government perpetually OFFENDED TRIGGERED by free will, they want to ramp up the war on drugs, they want to end free speech, free press, the 4th amendment the 2nd hell every single right on the bill of rights. Its part of the religion of feminism. A daily war waged only by women who are offended by free will, trying to use the government as a daddy to force people using guns so the women can stop getting triggered. They will not feel safe unless women end up in a nice federal prism safe space, giving up and advocating to impose LIMITS ON FREE WILL they have NEVER DIED FOR. EVER I dont see women pushing to help women break the glass casket, as there is a gender death gap epidemic that is screwing voting which means what. A WAR ON FREE WILL, and to blow out the national debt with new agencies like California Penis Inspector OSHEA agency that only fines males 700,000$ for not wearing condoms in porn, in order to cripple the industry and punish males for being born in the wrong body. How many contraceptive options do males have 2 castration and condoms, so why are the females not fined and thrown in jail? Female condoms exist. I’m tired of women and their clinically oppression, unable to see their own self induced pattern that has a crystal clear conclusion. Look with your eyes, whenever women protest for something, its always to damage the free will of other people. Merkel is a fine example, the swedish feminist government is another, who where the people protesting for open borders. Who called for the war on drugs and alcohol prohibition it was not men. Who in colleges invented “safe spaces”, you know the reason why all us collage admission in 2016 is 70% female. There is going to be a lot of single spinsters in the coming decade to to the selective equality. By the time a male is 30 for every living male there is 3 living females who vote on emotionalism and “their truth” feelings based, to ban free will and create a massive bond bubble. Not that they even see their own pattern. Stop the female lead war on free will, not once in HUMAN HISTORY has a women ever fought and died to gain freedom for all, at best its always for women only, or some other label or group. NOT ONCE. 80% of news editors are now female, that is why mainstream news is garbage, when you hire people that do not double check data or care about the how it works aspect of life, the result is a ban on what you can do, instead of reporting real news. At best they just copy and paste shit add a bunch of emotionalism and appeal to authority, they think thats news. Read huffpo look with your eyes.

  • Disgusting Channel! Just like Feeding Children Milk from an Animal! Or giving them food when they don’t have teeth, Getting them Vaccinated at Birth, Taking them to the Dentist for mercury fillings, Giving them Sugar that destroys their Liver and Telomeres in the brain.

    This World is sickening! All because people are not informed, Eating Flesh, Drinking Tap Water, Acidic and Stupid!

    Channels like this on Children Well being should be Banned and Fined! You Doctor and Scientific People really are Cattle! ��..MOO…!!

    I Say. Educate them Yourself, Eat Plants, Drink Filtered Water, Get Healthy, Brest feed, Grow your own Food,����☘️

    Abandon these Parasite Doctors! They only want Money! Horrible!

  • I’m an ex addict who over came real hard obstacles please no negative comments towards me I’m just giving you a REAL SAMPLE OF SUCCESS STORY.I am on methadone still am actually I had a baby on prescription methadone everyday I go to the clinic && when’t to every doctor appt But When My Baby Boy was born he had no methadone in his system Thank God he didn’t withdrawal what so ever as long as you stay clean and just take you’re prescription daily YOU CAN DO IT AND HAVE A HEALTHY BABY.I AM A TESTIMONY TO THAT.I ALSO CAME OUT FOR THE MOMMYS PROGRAM BROCHURE.SO IF TOU EANT INFO LMK I CAN HELP.THERES ALOT OF DOCTORS AND RN) Nurse’s who are whiling to help and walk you through absolutely everything if you really care and love you’re unborn baby.Maybw I’ll record the brochure and upload if there’s any requests need help info I’m whiling to help you pg addicted mother’s or new methadone mommy to be.Doont be ashamed We can over come if you love you’re baby…You can Do it don’t give up…-Veronica

  • My niece 30 years later is still very emotionally impacted from the horrible situation my addicted sister and bother in law put her through

  • God bless that young child!!!!!! I hope He has a life without pain, with fun, and with caring people in His life!!!! Neither He nor His siblings deserved that.

  • He rummed heroine on his newborn’s gums so that he and the mother wouldn’t be found out.
    No concern for his baby’s well being in exchange for his own comfort.

  • Thank you for publishing! My foster son was addicted to opioids in utero. Took some research but this is VERY IMPORTANT to know for prospective parents and/or those caring for these children. They do not have less intelligence. More repetition is necessary. Commom deficits for babies addicted to opioids in utero are: fine motor impairments, judgement (impulsivity), decreased visual tracking. They have enlarged heads (circumference) for age, with enlarged neck muscles from required support for added head weight in development. Hope this helps. Physical and occupational therapy intervention is strongly recommended.

  • This breaks my heart. I didn’t even consume caffeine when I was pregnant… My son is my whole world. I couldn’t imagine putting him through that! Appalling….

  • I’m an old farm kid, so the weakest hurts the whole heard. 3 and out for habitual users. If we are going to keep them alive, then man or woman, if repeat offenders they should be spay or neutered. The “choice” is no longer their own. Dealers get charged with murder or just put down like rabid animals.

  • This is a good way to get rid of this human scum babies who grow up to be mentally challenged uneducable with learning disabilities and criminal intentions. They are the ones who go right now and get into the habit that’s a fat ass mothers had. Let the little cocksuckers die because $60,000 a year and they are so severely retarded you’re not worth shit in their mothers go out and fuck on the streets and make more and more of these little rat bastards

  • OH MY GAWD!!!
    Close the Freaking Border yo! Im in Vegas, and the drugs come from mexico. Trust me. We need to stop the Drug Cartel ran by Democrats. And Give FATHERS EQUAL RIGHTS TO THEIR CHILDREN!!!

  • It’s not just opioids, my granddaughter was born with crack cocaine in her system and her mom drank almost every day of her pregnancy. My granddaughter is 14 year’s old now and it definitely has had long term effects. She has ADHD, emotional impairment, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, depression and anxiety. She has suffered a lot of trauma and abuse by her parents. She has been in my care for almost two years now, she will need help the rest of her life.

  • The sins of the father has come to visit the children white amerikkka your just reaping what your forefathers sowed should have let gods ppl go but you didn’t listen and now your children are paying the price for your sins oh well can’t feel sorry for the fact you do this yourselves nobody is forcing you to do what you do you need to pull up your bootstraps and take responsibility for your actions sounds familiar?