Legislation would help babies afflicted by opioid withdrawal


U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown today touted legislation to help newborns suffering from neonatal abstinence syndrome, a withdrawal condition often caused by the use of opioids in pregnant women.

Brown, a Cleveland Democrat, discussed the legislation at a roundtable with Mahoning Valley healthcare and addiction treatment officials at St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital.

Brown said he expects the Senate to pass the legislation Monday as part of a larger addiction package.

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