Howard Wolinsky, Feb 04, 2022

Perinatologist Kecia Gaither, MD, MPH, associate professor of clinical obstetrics and gynecology at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York City, called the findings “no surprise,” but added that negative findings in neonates “do not exclude the possibility of substance abuse by the mother. It is important to recognize the limitations inherent with screening tests for illicit substances in neonates from substance-abusing mothers.”

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