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Prescription pill epidemic impacts babies of addicted moms

Rock Center

 In the neonatal unit at The Children's Hospital in Ft. Myers, Fla. five of the 55 newborn babies were born in withdrawal from the prescription drugs their mothers were taking while pregnant.

What's happening in Florida is happening nationwide.  In hospitals across America, there’s an epidemic of babies born experiencing withdrawal symptoms from the prescription painkillers their mothers were addicted to. To ease the babies’ withdrawal symptoms, they are sometimes given morphine and methadone. 

Rock Center correspondent Kate Snow reports this Thursday, July 5 at 10pm/9c.