More Newborns Hospitalized For Drug Addiction

Baby Hospitalized Prescription Pills (WTVQ ABC 36 News)
Baby Hospitalized Prescription Pills (WTVQ ABC 36 News)
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Updated: 9/02/2012 7:19 pm

The number newborns hospitalized for drug addiction in Kentucky has soared over the last decade.

Officials say these tiny babies are victims of the prescription pill epidemic in Kentucky calling it a “silent epidemic.”

They add that infants are having withdrawals from all types of drugs, but blame pills for the dramatic increase.

The number is up from 29 addicted newborns in 2000 to 730 addicted newborns last year.

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