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Opioids linked to birth defects: CDC blames prescription drugs for rise in babies born with intestines hanging outside their bodies

Health officials are looking into a possible link between prescription opioids and a horrific birth defect.  When a baby is born with its intestines hanging outside the stomach, due to a hole in the abdominal wall, it's called gastroschisis. Most are repaired through surgery.  Roughly 1,800 such cases are seen in the US each year, but the number has been rising and officials don't know why.  Read more...



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