Spike in Newborn Drug-Withdrawal Associated with Prenatal Painkiller Use


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TUESDAY, Jan. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) More babies are being born with drug withdrawal syndrome, possibly due to increased use of powerful prescription painkillers by pregnant women, according. TUESDAY, Jan. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) More babies are being born with drug withdrawal syndrome, possibly due to increased use of powerful prescription painkillers by pregnant women, according to the director of the U.S.

National Institute on Drug Abuse. It’s estimated that 14 percent to 22 percent of pregnant women in the United States are prescribed narcotic (“opioid”) painkillers. Spike in Newborn Drug-Withdrawal Tied to Prenatal Painkiller Use. Rise in ‘neonatal abstinence syndrome’ may be due to prescription narcotic use in pregnancy, expert says. Please note: This article was published more than one year ago.

The facts and conclusions presented may have since changed and may no longer be accurate. Spike in Newborn Drug-Withdrawal Tied to Prenatal Painkiller Use. TUESDAY, Jan. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) More babies are being born with drug withdrawal syndrome, possibly due to increased use of powerful prescription painkillers by pregnant women, according to the director of the U.S. National Institute on Drug Abuse.

It usually happens after newborns have been exposed to opiates during the pregnancy. So over the last decade, from 2000 to 2009, we found that the rate of babies diagnosed with drug withdrawal. Between 2000 and 2009 in the United States, the annual rate of maternal opiate use increased nearly 5-fold, while diagnosis of the drug withdrawal syndrome among newborns, neonatal abstinence.

Infants exposed to maternal drugs in fetal life develop signs of drug withdrawal during early neonatal life. This group of withdrawal signs is known as neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS). Although NAS is not a fatal condition, it results in significant illness and prolonged hospitalization. Drug abuse and addiction have significantly increased over the last few decades; specifically, opioid abuse.

INCIDENCE. Intrauterine exposure to drugs may lead to neonatal intoxication or withdrawal. Multiple substances may be abused by women of childbearing age (Table 1).The incidence of drug-exposed newborns has been reported to be from 3% to 50%, depending on the specific patient population, with urban centers tending to report higher rates.

1 Although the number of drug-affected newborns. Prenatal substance abuse continues to be a significant problem in this country and poses important health risks for the developing fetus. The primary care pediatrician’s role in addressing prenatal substance exposure includes prevention, identification of exposure, recognition of medical issues for the exposed newborn infant, protection of the infant, and follow-up of the exposed infant. The only effect a father can have on prenatal development is at the time of fertilization. ; MDNovember 2005′). Drugs can cause abnormalities in the sperm that makes it impossible for the sperm to fertilize the egg or for the embryo to develop more than a few weeks before miscarrying.

Newborn Symptoms.

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Neonatal withdrawal was observed in both drug-exposed infant groups.

“Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation: A Reference Guide to Fetal and Neonatal Risk” by Gerald G. Briggs, Roger K. Freeman, Sumner J. Yaffe
from Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation: A Reference Guide to Fetal and Neonatal Risk
by Gerald G. Briggs, Roger K. Freeman, Sumner J. Yaffe
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2008

Opioid withdrawal (neonatal abstinence syndrome) was first described in relation to infants exposed to prenatal opiates, but the clinical signs seen in infants following discontinuation of therapeutic opioids are similar.

“Pediatric and Neonatal Mechanical Ventilation: From Basics to Clinical Practice” by Peter C. Rimensberger
from Pediatric and Neonatal Mechanical Ventilation: From Basics to Clinical Practice
by Peter C. Rimensberger
Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2014

Regular use of opioids during pregnancy may produce withdrawal symptoms in the newborn (irritability, excessive crying, tremors, hyperactive reflexes, fever, vomiting, diarrhea, yawning, a.

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by Linda Anne Silvestri
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2012

Infants such as this are manifesting withdrawal symptoms caused by their in utero exposure to the drugs (usually prescription narcotics) the mother consumed in large quantities during pregnancy.

“Drugs and Society” by Hanson, Peter J. Venturelli, Annette E. Fleckenstein
from Drugs and Society
by Hanson, Peter J. Venturelli, Annette E. Fleckenstein
Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2017

Regular use of opioids during pregnancy may produce withdrawal symptoms in the newborn (irritability, excessive crying, tremors, hyperactive reflexes, fever, vomiting, diarrhea, yawning, sneezing, and seizures).

“Saunders Canadian Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX-RN” by Linda Anne Silvestri
from Saunders Canadian Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX-RN
by Linda Anne Silvestri
Elsevier Health Sciences Division, 2016

Infants of mothers who have a chronic opiate exposure can potentially have a sudden withdrawal syndrome, including seizures if they receive a narcotic antagonist.

“Avery's Diseases of the Newborn E-Book” by Christine A. Gleason, Sherin Devaskar
from Avery’s Diseases of the Newborn E-Book
by Christine A. Gleason, Sherin Devaskar
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2011

Women using heroin or other opiates during pregnancy will cause their newborn to experience drug withdrawal symptoms,8 including feeding difficulties, irritability, sleep problems, and prolonged high-pitched crying.

“Child Abuse and Neglect E-Book: Diagnosis, Treatment and Evidence” by Carole Jenny
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Elsevier Health Sciences, 2010

Infants may become passively and physiologically addicted to medications or to drugs of abuse (heroin, methadone, barbiturates, tranquilizers, amphetamines) taken chronically by the mother during pregnancy; these infants subsequently may have signs and symptoms of drug withdrawal.

“Nelson Essentials of Pediatrics” by Karen Marcdante, Robert M. Kliegman, Richard E. Behrman, Hal B. Jenson
from Nelson Essentials of Pediatrics
by Karen Marcdante, Robert M. Kliegman, et. al.
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2010

Psychotropic drugs taken during late pregnancy may cause neonatal symptoms, including withdrawal symptoms and a floppy infant [33].

“Neuromuscular Disorders in Clinical Practice” by Bashar Katirji, Henry J. Kaminski, Robert L. Ruff
from Neuromuscular Disorders in Clinical Practice
by Bashar Katirji, Henry J. Kaminski, Robert L. Ruff
Springer New York, 2013

The most common harmful effect of heroin and other narcotics on newborns is withdrawal, or neonatal abstinence syndrome (see Chapter 24).

“Maternity and Pediatric Nursing” by Susan Scott Ricci, Terri Kyle
from Maternity and Pediatric Nursing
by Susan Scott Ricci, Terri Kyle
Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2009

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  • People are jerks. The mother is 19, grew up in an unstable household,and was addicted. I dont blame the mother. She is trying her hardest.

  • Why do pregnant I dont want to call them mothers, get away with it. It’s a crime. They need to die in prison. I wish I could make this happen. Its child abuse they are killers.

  • I was born with several drugs in my system and had to be in the hospital for two months before going to my foster family then adopted at age 1and a half

  • Everyone has a choice! I was a mess with alcohol & drugs & Grew up with it around me but i chose to break the cycle and get sober before i got pregnant so I can have a healthy baby & happy life! Best choice of my life

  • They lost me when they interviewed the drug addicted mother… WHY TF ARE YOU NOT ON BIRTH CONTROL IF YOUR STRUNG OUT ON DRUGS??!!! This makes my blood boil, this is extremely sad ��

  • people with pain addiction meds generaly do not care that there pregnant. you can ask them or say it would be good for you to come off the pain meds while your pregnant, & usualy the mother will go right back to popping pills as soon as she gets home! trueth. even the pregnant female will agree while your talking to them but ither not care enouph wen they get home, or be too addicted to not use the pills. opiates arent the cause of most babies death. & wen i was pregnant i REFUSED ANY pain or opiates or tobaco. i think i had one drink in my almost 10 months of pregnancy and then was forced to give up my Daughter and bashed verbably for refusing MY meds during and after my pregnancy. it was clear at that time that her saftey wasnt there concern. was she off to a terrible life like the one i had wen not living with my family? a modern slave? its different for us because we werent allowed to keep our schooling, & were yelled at and bashed for refusing pills prescribed by doctors. i dont know why you want my newborn on psyciatrics!? & if there designed for a 120 grown female, you want them in my newborn? not give her a chance to live a normal free happy life!
    i hate the world, i prey everyone of them burns in hell. you put one pill in my Daughter and see the world of shame & suffering like you never knew it! SEE HOW GROSS HUMANS ARE?!

  • Using term “addicted” to refer to babies affected by neonatal abstinence syndrome is inappropriate from medical and moral ground. Those babies developed chemical dependence only and we should not be labeling them as addicted.

  • Wow, such a big bunch of know it alls. I ran a methadone program a few years ago. They are tested for other drugs, all opiates are blocked by the methadone. They appear high for a few weeks after their dose is upped which is done for various reasons so they don’t fall back into bad habits. Reasons like increased stress (new baby) increase weight, no money etc. They are encouraged and supported and stabilized by a team of people looking out for mom and baby. Can they cheat? Yes, will they cheat? Maybe. Is it hard? Yes. Can they succeed? Yes can they fail? Yes. It is worth the life of those two (mom and baby) to try. Don’t judge unless you’ve walked a mile in her shoes. Volunteer to help with the homeless, the bettered women’s shelter, the food bank, the prison literacy programs, the people with disabilities, children who need extra help. Get off your duff and do it! Now! Maybe you can touch someone’s life and make it better.

  • The mother is lying…opites constrict pupils. If her eyes are dilated, it’s from another drug. So, she’s using something other than methadone. I’m a recovering addict. 2 years clean. ��

  • GRUB OF A MOTHER,, makes me so mad, when she still can hold an have access to the baby. When there are people like myself who are unable to have children and would never ever put my baby through this if i had the chance to even be a mum. Disgusting she looks high even after.

  • How are these babies supposed to have a “bright future” if you sabotage them like this. They’re likely to have developmental issues because of this. It’s a shame some babies have trash parents.

  • These moms don’t deserve babies. I’m so sick of this!!! If you’re gonna be a crack head don’t have babies!!! Wth did the babies do to you??? Y’all deserve to burn in hell!!

  • Regardless, the fact of the matter is the importance about thisvideo is the awareness of drug-dependent infants and awareness of drug-addicted mothers is for educational purposes. This leads to questions of: What can we do to help this crisis since so many babies are born addicted? What communities does this impact? The way our sex education is taught. drug education. Programs to put mothers into? Laws and regulations that go into part of it? Drug rehabilitation and coping methods for the mother? The doctors and nurses in the video are doing an amazing job, if they let their emotions get the best of them, they would not be able to give their best form of care to the baby and mother. Because they are both in need of help.
    The ultimate goal would be to help the baby and the mother.
    This isn’t about you, who are the people in the comment section getting emotional about it.
    This is about the babies and mothers who are addicted, this is happening right now as we speak, what can we do about it?

  • So horrible. They have to give the babies morphine. That’s really bad. How is her mother on camera. That lady is so selfish. It’s like she doesn’t feel bad. You can tell she’s high. Her voice gives it away. They all sound like that.

  • So moms with chronic pain wether it’s due to degenerating discs in the back, fibromyalgia, cancer, etc. and have to take pain medication should be looked down upon? I don’t think so lol. If you go to a doctor and have a prescription for a medication that you need to have a decent quality of life just like any other medication, you shouldn’t be made to feel like you are doing a damn thing wrong. Is it unfortunate? Of course! But it is treatable and stopping while pregnant is the worst thing you can do not only for baby but mother too. Smh. They really need to make it clear that doing heroine and mixing illegal drugs is different than taking a Rx medication and being under doctor supervision.

  • I was on LEGALLY PRECRIBED Opioid Therapy (oxycodone) during ny pregnancy.. my baby did not have ANY WITHDRAWL.. not a hint of it. Must be because if the low dose i was on? ��‍♀️.

    I was born with ehlers danlos syndrome which can be a very painful condition requiring round the clock pain relief (there is NO CURE, NO SURGERY, NO FIX to this GENETIC CONDITION, Therefore treatment is all MAINTENANCE of pain to ensure “quality of life”). Just because i was delt shitty cards with EDS does not mean i should FORFEIT procreating.. i deserve to have a family just like anyone else.. i just happen to have a condition that causes chronic-pain. I was monitored closely during my pregnancy. Oxycodobe is the SAFEST opiate (out of all) to take during pregnancy rated a CATAGORY B (A being the safest, X being most dangerous).

    The drug addict is another story.. the drug addict searches to get high to ESCAPE livfes problems.. while pain patients take the neds so we can PARTICIPATE in life.. like soccer games, theme parks, going to a movie abd dinner.. etc..

  • I swear it never fails every time I watch the videos I cry like my heart is literally broken. I’m in college for social work and I try to do research on different areas and looking into social services for children and families having to deal with people who are on drugs and have babies that are on drugs. It just breaks my heart. I think I might have to just go into counseling because I honestly don’t know how I would be able to not be angry towards these women who are dealing with drug abuse causing these poor babies to suffer.

  • So sad �� she appears to justify her actions and it enough appears she gets excited taking about how many kids are stung out on drugs, yet her baby is suffering the effects of it, I believe she needs to be held accountable for her actions before she does it again ����‍♀️ ���� for baby hope he is flourishing today.

  • If you don’t want to get pregnant at all costs because you’re just crazy sorry to say, like this mother, you wrap up your tubes such that the process is reversible in the future. Or you detox before you choose to get pregnant and harm a child in your womb. If adults go through hell to detox……what about these infants?? Poor things

  • Hey reporter lady, opiates cause constriction of the pupils, not dialation. Fucking hell get it right. If you’re going to accuse somebody of using you better know what the signs are before you try to call them out like that. That was some weak-ass sauce.

  • Babies are not born addicted. They are dependent and can go through withdrawal. Addiction is not just being dependent on a substance. The brain actually goes through changes. Babies are not born with those changes to the brain.

  • Im going thru this at this moment right now at the hospital….so i understand this…its hard to see my 3day old daughter go through this….

  • Before I got pregnant I was smoking marijuana everyday as soon I found out I was pregnant I stopped immediately. I had a dream smoking while pregnant and I woke up with actually tears. I will never harm my child in any matter as if I feel his pain. I’m due next month btw☺️

  • First of all this video is fear mongering second of all babies cannot be born addicted to a substance. Babies can be born dependent which is a completely different thing. I hope nobody watches this video and gets worried and receives it a miss information. I don’t know if this video is dated or what but it’s wrong

  • this title is click attracting, but very wrong. Using term “addicted” to refer to babies affected by neonatal abstinence syndrome is inappropriate from medical and moral ground. Those babies developed chemical dependence only and we should not be labeling them as addicted

  • OMG this is how my grandson mother keeps having children. Thank God my grandson was her first born child before she got big time into meth and heroin. She keeps having child after child. He is on number 16 kids and has not raised 1 child. FYI he mother is not my child. But I raised my grandson and I thank God for fighting in Probate court and getting my grandson total legal custody. The police handed me my grandson when he was only days old. ���� I started court papers ASAP. There was no way n earth my grandson would never be in his mothers care.

    Every child she has had after him has been strung out on drugs. My grandson is 20 now and hates to hear his mother has had another drug child. And the pain and suffering that newborn babies gonna have to go through. WHY DOESN’T the government fix those parents not. Just the mothers but those fathers also.

  • To everyone who says that drug addicted mothers shouldn’t have custody their child. Doctors TOLD her to stay on the drugs to lower risks. She probably wanted to stop but this was the way to keep her baby alive.

  • the mother seems medicated, when she has on her street clothes! CLEARLY her Dose IS 2 High! (trust Me, I KNOW that if your dose is too High it CAN be a cheap high)
    Look at her behavior, appearance, body language, voice tone, ‘Everything’ from when she IS inpatient too outpatient!
    Clearly the news caster Directly asks For GOOD reason if she Is “high” BTW “high” means on Anything including Methadone!?!

    Great Job, Doctors, nurses, methadone clinic, her parents, her significant other, his parents, her case worker, the state!!!! ����
    This Is disgusting, disturbing.
    Those tears can fix NOTHING!
    Ridiculously Selfish!
    Sickened by her behavior after she was discharged! On Tape!
    Do NOT need 2 b doctor 2 asset this situation! Christ!
    Then send that baby home with her?
    Is this how that works???

  • The Moms should not be given custody of these babies until they successfully complete a Rehab program and prove to a Court they are clean. Then they should be monitored on a regular basis thereafter.

  • I hate when ppl smoke during their pregnancy you’re hurting the baby it lowers the heart beat and makes it weak unless you wanted to have the baby and was planning on having it the baby didn’t ask to be in this world so when you do have it please take more care of the blessing

  • Detoxing babies should never be used together in a sentence ��
    Birth mothers should never be allowed to keep their drug addict babies!!! It’s hard to see those poor babies shaking ������

  • I feel so mad watching this. I am pregnant and not able to take anything to help with headaches (PREGO related) and still my baby has issues. I shouldn’t be angry because she is an addict and addiction is an illness, but my goodness I am

  • Can I just say I love Tennessee, their accents and their passion to save these babies? What an amazing job. These nurses put everything on the line to save these sweet angels. God bless you!!!

  • Did you guys not hear the fact that her parents weren’t there for her at all and she grew up around drugs some of you guys are straight up rude she clearly didn’t have parental guidance which probably started her addiction in the first place of course I feel bad for the baby but you guys have no sympathy for the 19 year old girl who had no guidance and grew up around drugs which no child should be exposed to stop being so one sided and listen to what she says to.

  • My daughter was born with n a s because I was addicted to prescription pain pills during and before and somewhat after my pregnancy but it only took her a week to wean off of morphine thanks to the good Lord and yes child protective services was there at the hospital but my doctor was giving me the medication because of my severe back pain and my spinal stenosis and my sciatica nerve damage so I had to take the medicine but I also got to take my daughter home and she was perfectly fine afterwards in CPS have left me alone they closed my case because I was underneath a doctor’s care that was a whole year ago and now I am 8 months clean and I am taking methadone I go to my classes my na meetings and I’m doing everything that I have to do to stay off of drugs it’s not worth trust me I rather have my kids then sit there and take another opioid pill againit’s not worth it I want to so much pain to sit there and watch my daughter go through withdrawals I sat there and I cried and I said to myself you dumbass b****how could you do this to your child and now I’m doing better than ever is my daughter does not go through any withdrawal whatsoever she’s perfectly fine

  • I have been on methadone for 20 years & clean from all other Opioids since then.I feel so sad for these new born babies,to come into this new world addicted to Opioids & going through the terrible withdrawals which are terrible for adults let a lone a little baby who didn’t even ask for this or understand why he is even feeling this way.Stupid reporter “your eyes look a little dialated are you using” Did she not already tell you she is on Methadone then after telling the reporter once again she is on methadone she still ask if she is on something else,this is why i have a bad taste in my mouth for reporters their Ignorance.Its called investigating reporting so why don’t you investigate the subject before asking stupid questions or being accusatory to some one with out even having the facts.Methadone is indeed a long acting Opioid stupid! A very powerful one at that & the longest acting Opioid we have & is one of many reason why it works well for Opioid addicts.

  • To all of my fellow parents, please remind yourselves of the fact that because you are even commenting and showing concern proves how much you care and love your child. Times like these prove how different we can be and how important not to judge each other’s journeys. You never know what path God or the universe put others on. Compassion goes so very far in life! Keep fighting the good fight!!!!!

  • I feel if babies born addicted+ the parents should not get to keep the child. I grew up with drug addicted parents! THEY don’t stop! Greysons mom can’t even get herself off and she is def taking more than just methadone! I mean 9 months they should have been weaning her down so by the time birth have herself off! She is higher than high and yet you are letting her take him home?

  • So is methadone another drug Drs are prescribing only for folks to get addicted to methadone? Or can you easily quit methadone once you are clean from painkillers?

  • even after i expressed my disiterest in going back on medication after my delivery, my doctores were all VERY opinionated. i was in fear they would grab me again and throw me up into mental lock up just because i had my own personal opinion of my own life. i learned that since a young age i wasnt free like the rest of the world. i was a product and ward of the sate even after i turned 18. they never realy let me go. its like being a pet of people instead of acctual human. it is a terrible thing to feel. wen your young you dont know, your a slave to the system. your word doesnt matter. even after they piled evidence against me wen i got older just so they could cheet in court after my Daughter was born. & truethful is so painful to have never been free. wen i was in coolage & bought my first car & moved to my studio apartment my car didnt make it with me. i trusted people could help me get it there, they left it and it was stolen, my first car was driven once for test before it was roadready. at least i had that. then i never saw him again. and my ride for school wouldnt show after i was told was a 24 hour cab service, then called a few days to my first finalys for GED & PRECOLAGE. i had only one section of the exams to finish. and of course somhow the cab wasnt available & i wasnt able to find transportation even though i spent three days looking for a way to get back to school. those finals were important for the ged and ore-colage exam. i lost it all. then all got worse as i attemted to score local work in town. i had support from the small town and everyone actualy gave a fuk, it was amazing! told em about my situation and did side work that ended not bwing enouph and town was so small there was nothing els around. that was the end of my normal life getting off disability was my intention, i knew the value of real life. & failed everytime, somhow.

  • What happened to women? They went from literally angels and gifts from god to angry disgusting feminists who think they are men. Fucking horrible. No motherly instincts left

  • 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

  • I have a chronic illness that is very painful. I was addicted to opiates, very sick a few years ago. I knew it was very important for me to not have children until I have fully recovered. As soon as I was drug free I was told I can no longer get pregnant. I DO NOT REGRET the decision I made. If I screw my own life upfine. But babies do not deserve to come into an already crappy world sick and severely drug dependent. Ladies: If you have a substance abuse problem PLEASE USE BIRTH CONTROL.

    Btw…. addiction is not a moral failure on your part. It doesn’t mean you’re a bad person. But if you are using drugs giving zero fcks while pregnant, then give birth to a drug dependent baby sick in agony then you indeed are FCKED UP TO THE MAX!��

  • Being young isnt an excuse. Having addict parents isnt an excuse. I got pregnant when I was 19 and when I found out, the first thing I did was throw my “goodies” away. I waited to smoke and do my thing again. This young woman makes me sick. Seeing that poor baby cry and shake from the pain makes me want to punch her in the face.

  • Dear God,
    Please Heal Each and every Baby in All ways from Head to Toe inside and outside ❤
    Please take away any Addictions of All Drugs or Alcohol or Medicine from there Body’s ❤
    Please give them all Exallant Health ❤
    Please do this from now on with each and every Baby that is Born ❤
    Thank You God❤❤❤

    We are So Very Grateful God❤❤❤

  • If you are in so much pain that you require these narcotics, then the last thing you need is a baby. I think you should be on long term birth control until you are off the drugs!
    I have several chronic pain conditions, thankfully, they didn’t start until after I was done having children. These drugs really mess up your body, imagine what they are doing to babies.

  • Kind of wish this report touched upon the number of babies born to mothers on Benzodiazepines (Xanax Alprazolam, Klonopin Clonazepam, Ativan Lorazepam, & Valium Diazepam) which have a far more protracted & aggitating withdrawal than opiates. DEA stats show over 100 million prescriptions of “benzos” every year in the US, meaning at least 10,000+ babies abruptly cut-off from their mother’s benzo upon delivery, yet no one addresses the legal “drug pushers” of these highly addictive drugs.